Vice Minister Hao Ping of the Ministry of Education of China Visits the GW CI

Vice Minister Hao Ping of the Ministry of Education of China and his delegation met with GW President Steven Knapp, GW Senior Associate Provost for International Strategy Douglas Shaw, Director of Global Initiatives and Managing Director of the GW Confucius Institute Francis Taoran Sun, and the Research Director of the GW Confucius Institute Dr. Henery Teng to discuss the potential for future collaborations. During their visit, the delegation toured the GW New Science and Engineering Hall and the GW Confucius Institute. In the meeting held afterwards in Confucius Institute multipurpose room, President Knapp and Vice Minister Hao discussed pending cooperative opportunities and higher level meetings in the next year with corresponding cooperation potentials before giving friendly gifts to each other. The delegation includes the newly appointed Minister Counsellor Cen Jianjun and other embassy staff members. The delegation from the Ministry of Education of China included: Deputy Director General Jun Fang, Program Officer Jia You, Program Officer Hao Yang, First Secretary of Education Office Fengshou Sun, Second Secretary of Education Office Xin Guan.

中华人民共和国教育部副部长郝平携代表团与乔治·华盛顿大学校长史蒂文·耐普,乔治·华盛顿大学高级教务长道格拉斯·肖,乔治·华盛顿大学国际合作总监、孔子学院美方院长孙陶然,以及孔子学院教研院长腾辉博士共同会晤。代表团参观了乔治·华盛顿大学不久前新建成的理学与工程学院大楼及孔子学院办公楼。在随后召开的位于孔子学院多功能厅的会议上,耐普校长与郝副部长讨论了近期可能的合作机会、次年的高层访问活动,以及相应的系列活动等事宜,随后双方亲切交换了礼品。来访代表团包括中华人民共和国驻美大使馆新任教育处公使衔参赞岑建军,使馆教育处一等秘书孙凤收,使馆教育处二等秘书关欣及其他大使馆工作人员。中国教育部代表团成员包括了:国际交流与合作司方军、陈大力、游嘉,教育部办公厅杨浩等。