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Consul General Jin Zhijian Attends the Opening of the Canterbury-Sichuan Innovation & Technology Summit

On August 3, Canterbury-Sichuan Innovation & Technology Summit was held in Chirstchurch. More than 50 teachers and students from Sichuan province and Christchurch participated in the summit. Consul General Jin Zhijian, Mayor of Christchurch Lianne Dalziel, Chairman of Christchurch Educated Mike Hadley and guests from various circles were invited to attend the opening.

Consul General Jin warmly congratulated on the holding of the Summit in Christchurch and welcomed teachers and students from Panzhihua, Sichuan. He pointed out that the theme of the Summit was very meaningful. It would be conducive for cultivating the spirits of innovation, entrepreneurship and team work of young people and developing their awareness to solve global challenges. And the exchanges between the youth on such platform would also help to promote China-New Zealand friendship. New Zealand was famous for its high quality of education, and educational cooperation had become one of the key areas of the bilateral ties. Sichuan and Christchurch had many similarities and the prospects for enhancing mutually beneficial cooperation in areas like science, technology and education between both sides would be bright.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel welcomed teachers and students from Sichuan to study innovation and technology programs with Christchurch students. She said that Christchurch was proud of its quality education and expected to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with Sichuan province in various fields. Chairman Mike Hadley said that relationship between Christchurch and Sichuan province had been deepening for the past few years. He hoped that students from both sides would enhance mutual understanding and establish friendship through the summit.

During the two-week summit, students will collaborate on lab projects, engage with entrepreneurs and professionals and explore technological and innovative solutions to challenges in economical, environmental and social aspects.

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