Jan 27, Beijing -- China
Center for Contemporary World Studies (CCCWS) was founded in Beijing
on January 27th. Its first council meeting was held on the same day
and received a written message of congratulation from State
Councilor Dai Bingguo.
In his written message, Dai expressed warm congratulations on the
first council meeting. He said that today's world is undergoing the
biggest and the most profound change in the past hundreds of years
and China's relations with the rest of the world are also
experiencing unprecedented historical change, with the country's
future and destiny increasingly interconnected with the future of
human civilization. This is an era in which we Chinese should also
maximize our potentials in the studies of world affairs. He wished
that the CCCWS and its council would work relentlessly and come up
with exceptional and unique research outcomes. It is expected to
assume an irreplaceable role in assisting the Party and the sate to
make scientific assessment of international situation and properly
handle world affairs and accomplish the ambitious goal of national
rejuvenation and peaceful development.
Wang Jiarui, Minister of the
International Department of the CPC Central Committee and Honorary
President of the CCCWS Council said at the meeting that the Center
is founded when China is on the path of comprehensive rejuvenation
and the global perception on China and on the Communist Party of
China is going through historic change. Therefore, the founding of
the CCCWS is an important decision aimed at promoting the Party's
external exchanges and better serving the endeavor of reform and
opening up and grand project of party building through the external
work of the Party. The CCCWS should focus on the overall interest
and give full play to the role of its council members. The Center
should also step up coordination and cooperation, while
strengthening its capacity building.
Yu Hongjun, Council President and Director of CCCWS, also addressed
the meeting and announced the list of the council members. The
meeting was attended by CCCWS council members and representatives
from relevant organizations.
The 2011 annual meeting of the editorial board of the Contemporary
World Magazine affiliated to the International Department of the CPC
Central Committee was also held at the same function.