On the afternoon of October 16, 2019, Research Center for Beijing International Exchanges and Foreign Affairs Administration held a meeting on the development planning of the center at meeting room 213 in the main building of the Zhanlan Road campus of China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU). Vice President of CFAU and Chief Expert of the center, professor Sun Jisheng, Director of the Think-tank department of Beijing Federation of Social Sciences Circles (Beijing Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science), Mr. Liu Fengjie, Research fellow of the center and professor of Beijing Foreign Studies University, Mr. Zhang Zhizhou, Researcher of Foreign Problems Institute of the Beijing Academy of Social Sciences, Mr. Liu Bo, Member of Consultation Committee for the Center, Editor Chen Zhirui, Research Director of CFAU, professor Xia Liping, professor Lu Jing, associate professor Ling Shengli, vice editor Wu Wencheng, associate researcher Li Li, associate professor Ouya and researcher representatives of the center attended the meeting.
Professor Sun Jisheng, the Chief Expert of the center, pointed out in her speech that the center has gained great achievements in the past year, which include having clarified the orientation and target of the fifth construction cycle, perfected the organization operating mechanism and the construction of scientific research team, strengthened the scientific planning and management, and further improved its function of serving as the political assistance for Beijing’s development. She said the next step for the center’s development is to align with the capital high-end think-tank, to meet the solid request of the Beijing International Exchanges and Foreign Affairs Administration, and strive for being an important platform and powerful fulcrum for first-class discipline construction through the construction of a high-level, open, "small but exquisite”, “exquisite and strong" research center, together with CFAU’s endeavor of constructing of a university with world-class disciplines.
Center construction director Liu Fengjie gave a full affirmation to the center’s work in the last year on behalf of the Beijing Academy of social sciences. He said that CFAU's unique advantages and high-quality resources in international relations and diplomacy are important and basic guarantees for the development and construction of the center. The work motto of the center should be" never forget why you started " and center on the five issues, which are scientific research, talent cultivation, academic exchange, information and materials construction, and consulting services.
The academic committee members, the expert advisory committee members, and researchers attending the meeting discussed how to give full play to the characteristics and advantages of CFAU and strengthen the connection with practical departments to better serve the construction of Beijing international exchange center. Participants have always believed that the center in the fifth construction cycle needs to carry out more targeted and feasible policy consultation as well as launch more influential research results and consolidate the basic research in the meantime.
Vice President Sun Jisheng summarized the meeting. She pointed out that the center should carefully study and fully absorb the recommendations of Director Liu Fengjie and other committee members, and further advance the center steadily by charting a course for the future based on the construction plan of the fifth cycle.