His Excellency Ambassador Liu Xiaoming, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China visits Keele
Keele was pleased to welcome His Excellency Ambassador Liu Xiaoming, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the UK, to the campus earlier this month.
The Ambassador, accompanied by his wife and colleagues from the Chinese Embassy, was welcomed as a guest speaker in the Keele World Affairs series. As part of the programme of lectures on international politics and global issues, the Ambassador was invited to speak about the impact of China’s global engagement following the country’s economic reform and the decision to open up the country with an Open Door Policy in 1978.
Ambassador Liu Xiaoming also met with Vice-Chancellor Professor Trevor McMillan during the visit to discuss the capacity for greater cooperation between British and Chinese universities. These discussions included SPIRE’s prestigious collaboration with the Beijing Foreign Studies University.
‘The Ambassador was very pleased to hear about the significant collaboration between Keele and BFSU, one of China’s top universities; he was particularly impressed that the new joint programme in International Governance and Public Policy had recruited its maximum number of 80 students to the first cohort.’ commented the Vice-Chancellor.