The Open University of China · Huaqiao College Established in Chengdu
On April 1, the Open University of China · Huaqiao College which aims to serve overseas Chinese from across the globe, families of returning overseas Chinese and worldwide Chinese language learners, was officially founded in Chengdu. This establishment demonstrates that Chengdu, which will soon become a National Central City, is once again positioned as a vital link that connects China with the rest of the world and a key gateway for the dissemination and promotion of Chinese culture.
The headquarters of this national-level educational institute are set up in Chengdu, sponsored by the Open University of China, supported by the All-China Federation of Returned Chinese, jointly operated by Sichuan Provincial Returned Overseas Chinese Federation and Chengdu Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, and organized by Chengdu Radio & TV University. With the goals of telling the stories of China and spreading the voice of China, Huaqiao College employs advanced Internet technology to develop education, adopts an educational perspective to transmit culture, and uses the transcending quality of culture to serve society.
Under the guidance of the general developmental objectives of the Federation of Returned Chinese, the Open University of China · Huaqiao College relies on education resources and platform advantages of the Open University of China, and maximizes the functions of the University in building a lifelong education system and cultivating a learning-oriented society. The college caters to Chinese, returned Chinese and their relatives around the world, as well as Chinese language learners across the globe, applies a modern, open and online-based education model, promotes "Internet Plus Chinese language education," and is engaged in degree-granting and non-granting education training and activities that incorporate both online and offline segments.
On the day of the establishment of the college, Vice Chair of the All-China Federation of Returned Chinese Qiao Wei, Vice Principal of the Open University of China Liu Chen, Chair of Sichuan Federation of Returned Chinese Liu Yiqin, Inspector of the Sichuan Department of Education Wang Kang, Deputy Director of the Chengdu Municipal People's Congress Yang Xie, Inspector of the Chengdu Municipal Government Chen Lei, Chengdu Radio & TV University Secretary of the Party Committee Zhao Gang and President Zhou Jiping participated in the establishment ceremony of the Open University of China · Huaqiao College.