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[Harvard China TREK 2024丨Shanghai Station] Visited the CPPCC and exchanged ideas on science and technology

The "2024 Harvard China Trip" kicked off its Shanghai leg on January 18. It paid a visit to Zhou Hanmin, member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and president of the Shanghai Public Diplomacy Association, and participated in a technology seminar co-sponsored by Zhangjiang Group, New York University Shanghai and the Global Financial Technology Laboratory. Summit seminar with innovative talents.

 Entering the CPPCC: Revealing the institutional guarantee of Chinese-style modernization

   A 30-member student delegation from the Harvard Kennedy School visited Shanghai on January 18. This visit to Zhou Hanmin, member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and president of the Shanghai Public Diplomacy Association, is an important part of their itinerary.

  He said that the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference plays an irreplaceable and important role in China's political life. Every year, members of the CPPCC will make suggestions and discuss the country around politics, economy, culture, society, development and other aspects. Shanghai Public Shipping Association adheres to the concept of "strive to enhance the understanding, trust and friendship between the Chinese people, the people of Shanghai and the people of the world", and has carried out various forms of public academic dialogues, Jiangshang Living Room, Friendship Art House, etc. Content-rich public academic activities. Horizontal and open understanding and awareness.



   During the discussion, students from the "Harvard China Tour" delegation conducted exchanges and discussions on Shanghai's urban construction and China's development. "When I came to Shanghai this time, I experienced the modern development of Shanghai. What do you think Shanghai will be like in a hundred years?" asked Louis Costa from France. Faced with this "French romanticism" question, Zhou Hanmin said with a smile: "Although artificial intelligence is developing rapidly now, the role played by people in communication is irreplaceable. I believe that Shanghai in a hundred years will Embrace the world with a more open and inclusive attitude.”

  "I want to know how China's democratic parties participate in political consultations?" Sofia from Peru asked. Chairman Zhou said that deliberative democracy is a democracy that is in line with China's national conditions. Although all democratic parties are different in size, they are all equal in participating in and discussing politics. "We" share a common goal - to always represent the will of the people.

  Another international student asked a question with a hint of "piquancy": "What advantages does Shanghai have compared with developed cities such as Tokyo and Singapore?" Zhou Hanmin said confidently: "Most of the more developed cities in the world are dominated by financial services. , and Shanghai not only has modern service industries, but also advanced manufacturing industries. In my opinion, 'flying on both sides' is Shanghai's biggest advantage."

  The atmosphere of the entire symposium was relaxed and lively, and everyone was left with a feeling of unsatisfied after one and a half hours. After the meeting, the students all expressed that through this visit, they had a deeper understanding and experience of China's modernization development.

Summit Forum: Exchange the technological power of China’s rapid development

   On the afternoon of January 18, students from the "Harvard China Tour" participated in the Technology and Innovation Talent Summit Seminar co-sponsored by Zhangjiang Group, New York University Shanghai, and Global Fintech Lab. The two parties discussed topics such as the development of China's scientific and technological and innovative talents, commercial applications, green economy and green finance, and overseas expansion of Chinese enterprises.


  At the forum, Zhang Guangping, counselor of the Shanghai Municipal People's Government and special adviser to the Global Financial Technology Laboratory, emphasized the importance of technological innovation as a driving force for change in his speech, and believed that intellectual property bridges should be built globally to strengthen the exchange of technology patents.

  This forum further deepened Harvard students' understanding of China's technological development, talent training, and innovation power, and contributed to promoting international exchanges and cooperation among young talents.

   Hi China International Youth Development Alliance is a youth organization initiated by Harvard alumni. It focuses on global competency development and people-to-people diplomacy. It is also the only non-governmental youth organization in China that has obtained special consultative status with the United Nations. It has organized Harvard China trips, youth growth plans, etc. . Hi China has a series of youth growth projects, opportunities to participate in the United Nations, as well as internships and volunteer services in cooperation with international organizations.

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