China to promote opening-up of education: Minister of Education

22nd Oct 2020

China is to further advance the opening-up of education, promote educational and cultural exchanges, and introduce high-quality education resources from abroad, said Minister of Education Chen Baosheng on Wednesday.

The minister shared the Chinese authority's educational development strategy and epidemic prevention and control in educational institutions, in his opening address of the 2020 China Annual Conference for International Education (CACIE) in Beijing.

The annual event, in its 21st edition, is running from October 21 to 28 under the theme of "Education Globalization: For a Community with a Shared Future of Mankind."

The CACIE 2020 features an in-person high-level symposium, simultaneously taking place online, and 23 digital seminars amid the coronavirus pandemic, covering a wide range of topics such as the internationalization, innovative development and safety assurance of higher education in the post-COVID-19 era.

Chinese pupils with their teacher

China has become the largest source of international students in the world and Asia's largest destination for international students, Chen noted.

He urged efforts to deepen people-to-people and cultural exchanges between China and other countries, encourage student mobility around the world, and reform the global education governance system.

In his remarks, Chen also called for strengthening high-end international technological exchanges and promoting integrated development of information technology and education, as well as deepening international cooperation in education.