The establishment of Chinese Study Centre at the University of Peshawar was materialized during the visit of Sun Weidong, Ambassador of the Republic of China to UoP. The Ambassador met the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rasul Jan and presented check to partner in the Chinese Language, Culture and Research Centre in varsity. The Centre would work under an independent director with the prime objective of encouraging and promoting research and Study on the Chinese Language, History and Culture. Besides the Centre would also play part in bridging and further strengthening the existing Pak-China people to people understanding and friendship.
The Centre would offer Chinese language courses, Professional Diploma and Degree courses for research on the regional giant from coming September. Besides frequent exchange of students and faculty between UoP and Chinese Universities would also take place to execute joint research projects in the respective fields of interest.
On the advent of China Pakistan Economic Corridor, the China Study Centre UoP would offer enormous help to the local industrialists by equipping them with the Chinese research and Language and offering professional diplomas and degree programs on their subject of interest, said Vice Chancellor UoP Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rasul Jan in his welcome address to the Chinese delegation. He added the University of Peshawar has academic linkages with three Chinese Universities and would like to have exchange programmes with more varsities for projects of mutual benefits.
The establishment of a China Study Centre at a time when both the countries are celebrating 65th anniversary of its diplomatic relationship is a milestone achievement, said his Excellency Sun Weidong while talking on the occasion. He added the people to people interaction was the hall mark of the existing relationship which goes stronger with every passing day.
The Ambassador said that China advocates the principle of peaceful co-existence and respect the political system of every country. He added that the essence of the time tested Pak-China relations were based on common interest and respect for each other’s sovereignty.
He said that CPEC was in the stage of implementation and in the first step the establishment of one belt one road i.e:, the construction of Karakorum Highway up to Gawador would take place followed by Havelian Dry Port and Development of Gawador Port.
He showed interest in the establishment of a Confucius Centre at the University of Peshawar in the days to come.
The delegation included Political Attache of Chinese Embassy Mr. He Liu. Deans Faculty of Social Sciences Prof. Dr. Adnan Sarwar Khan, Dean Faculty of Arts and Humanities Prof. Dr. Minhaj ul Hasan, Chairman Regional Studies Department Prof. Dr. Baber Shah and Treasurer of the University Dr. Yorid Ahsan Zia were also present on the occasion.