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The U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad visits Beida

APR . 06 2018
Peking University, April 5, 2018: On the morning of March 30, 2018, the U.S. ambassador to China, Terry Branstad visited Peking University along with his delegation. Hao Ping, chairman of Peking University Council, other school leaders and faculty representatives met with the guests and conducted academic exchanges with them.

During the meeting, Hao Ping said this was the third time that Ambassador Blandstad had visited Peking University and was their second meeting in the university. He extended a warm welcome to the ambassador. He pointed out that Peking University had actively promoted cooperation with various sectors of the U.S., especially higher education institutions, for a long period of time. Under the background of the active social and cultural exchanges between China and the U.S.,  Peking University, as a banner of educational exchanges between the two countries, would continue to maintain cooperation with the U.S. and promote mutual trust between the two countries.

Hao Ping met with Ambassador Branstad

Ambassador Blandstad expressed his gratitude to Peking University for its welcome. He said that every time he visited Peking University, he was very happy. He hoped that he would have more opportunities to interact with the teachers and students of Peking University and exchange views with them. He talked about his act of actively promoting cooperation with China in various aspects in his early years as a governor and university leader. Now, as the U.S. ambassador to China, he carried more responsibility for continuing to support and promote exchanges in the field of education and culture between the two countries.

After the meeting, Ambassador Blandstad held talks with Yuan Ming, dean of Yenching Academy of Peking University, Yu Keping, dean of School of Government, and other academic representatives and student representatives. The two sides conducted in-depth exchanges and discussions on issues such as the U.S. political system, the future development of Sino-U.S. political relations and economic and trade relations, and the development of Sino-U.S. university exchanges.

Written by: Wu Chaochao
Edited by: Hu Rong