On October 27, recipients of scholarships from the exchange scheme Zhi-Xing China, and Amy Shaw, vice-president of the St. Louis Educational Television Commission, a U.S.-based public broadcasting station, visited China Women's University (CWU).
CWU president Liu Liqun warmly welcomed the guests, and introduced the Zhi-Xing China project to those present. Directors in CWU from the School of Arts, the Department of Women's Studies, and other related teachers participated in the reception.
During the meeting, the two sides exchanged their opinions on China's higher education, gender equality in the national media, CWU's educational practice and its achievements in cultivating students' gender awareness, social services and public awareness.
Two days later, Holly Flanagan, a Zhi-Xing China scholar and general manager of investment company Gabriel also visited the university. CWU President Liu Liqun and Vice-president Song Shengju received the visitors and exchanged opinions on the university's basic situation in terms of school size, subject arrangement, professional training, recruitment and employment. They also held in-depth discussions on the types of entrepreneurship carried out by students, financial support, and the training system for students' self-employment ability. Directors from the School of Management, the Recruitment and Employment Office and the Student Affairs Office attended the event.
After the meeting, Liu and Song also accompanied the guests to visit Shuiyu Café, the CWU students'entrepreneurship practice base. They communicated with students on the issue of the café's operation.
Zhi-Xing China was a demonstration project set up during the fifth round of China-U.S. cultural exchanges that took place 2014, and was led by China Education Association for International Exchange. It provided chances for elite individuals from the U.S. with great potential to learn more about China and broaden their horizons. It also promoted the development of senior talent exchanges to meet the demands of China-U.S. economic and social development.
(Source: China Women's University/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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