On the morning of January 6, Long Mingbiao, deputy director of Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, visited Shenzhen Polytechnic to survey its exchange with Taiwan, accompanied by Huang Wentao,director of Exchange Bureau of Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, Ma Zhenjie, department head of Exchange Bureau, Huang Gengcheng, director of Taiwan Affairs Office of Guangdong Provincial Government, deputy director Hou Zhenfu, Liu Xiaoqing, head ofExchange Department, Zheng Chongyang, director of Taiwan Affairs Office of Shenzhen Municipal Government, deputy director Yang Li,department head Du Juan and three other persons. Shenzhen Polytechnic was the first stop for leaders of Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council and Taiwan Affairs Office of Guangdong Provincial Governmentto survey exchange between colleges and universities and Taiwan. Party secretary Chen Qiuming, and president and deputy partysecretary Jia Xingdong received leaders of Taiwan Affairs Office ofthe State Council, etc. in room 101 of Mingde Building.
Chen Qiuming first extended a warm welcome and thanks to the visit of LongMingbiao and his party on behalf of the Polytechnic at the symposium.Then he briefly introduced the situation of exchange and cooperationbetween the Polytechnic and Taiwan colleges and universities to the leaders. He said, culturally connected with Taiwan as a geographical neighbor, the Polytechnic has been attaching importance to exchange with Taiwan since its establishment, and its exchange with Taiwan inacademics, teachers and students was very close. Meanwhile, colorful exchange activities were held. For example, Shenzhen Polytechnic collaborated with National Taipei University of Technology, Beijing Union University and Shanghai Second Polytechnic University tosponsor “academic symposium for cross-strait applied (technical and vocational) higher education”, exhibition of works of cross-strait teachers and students at International Cultural Industries Fair, education support of cross-strait students in poor regions, exchange camp of cross-strait young students and other activities. Chen Qiuming also introduced the work of research institute for exchange with Taiwan. He said, Shenzhen Polytechnic will continue to actively develop exchange with Taiwan according to relevant deployment of the state.
Long Mingbiao affirmed the attention paid by Shenzhen Polytechnic toexchange with Taiwan and relevant achievements, and particularlypraised the Polytechnic as one of the sponsors of “academicsymposium for cross-strait applied (technical and vocational) highereducation”. Moreover, he gave the Polytechnic three suggestions onexchange with Taiwan. First, he hoped the Polytechnic to further expand exchange with Taiwan by dint of the existing good foundation of cooperation to become a model of cross-strait exchange and awindow for mainland colleges and universities to exchange withTaiwan, and invite young students of Taiwan to Shenzhen for long-termand short-term study through various channels. Secondly, strengthen propaganda of independent recruitment of the Polytechnic in Taiwan,and give Taiwan students that sign up for the Polytechnic encouragement policy and preferential scheme. Thirdly, give Taiwanstudents guidance and assistance in employment, and encourage them towork in Shanzhen.
Shenzhen Polytechnic is one of the first group of higher vocational colleges that established friendly cooperation with Taiwan colleges and universities (it became a sister school of National Taipei Universityof Technology as early as 1994), and one of the colleges anduniversities that are most closely related to and establish most friendly cooperative relations with Taiwan colleges and universities. So far, it has signed cooperation agreement with 28 Taiwan colleges and universities.
(XiaJingyi, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs Office)