Representatives of member universities discuss the establishment of the sub-committee online. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
To boost China's international communications capacity building, the Journalism and Communication Sub-Committee of the Alliance of South and Southeast Asian Universities was officially announced on May 27.
The sub-committee was jointly initiated by domestic institutions of higher learning, including the Communication University of China, Peking University, Tsinghua University and Yunnan University.
Some 45 universities from 11 countries joined the sub-committee as founding members.
Representatives from colleges and universities attended the inaugural meeting held online and the first forum on a community for a shared future of mankind and international communications in South and Southeast Asia.
Manju Mishra, president of the Nepal College of Journalism and Mass Communication, expressed her pleasure at joining media scholars and educators from China and South and Southeast Asia to discuss their long-term cooperation.
Manju Mishra, president of the Nepal College of Journalism and Mass Communication. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Professor Hu Jinming, vice president of Yunnan University and Executive Secretary-General of the South and Southeast Asian Universities Alliance, delivered a speech on behalf of the alliance's secretariat.
Hu Jinming, vice president of Yunnan University. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Hu urged the School of Journalism of Yunnan University to take the establishment of the sub-committee as an opportunity to continue to strengthen regional international communications research and discipline construction, deepen exchanges and cooperation between the member units of the alliance – as well as to contribute to the development of the alliance, Yunnan university and the regional international community.