An exploratory trip to Xinjiang


CCOUC Director Professor Emily Chan led a four-person team to visit Urumqi City, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region from 12 to 15 July 2017. To explore the possibility of development in western China, the team met representatives of local government departments, universities, as well as local community organizations.

In Urumqi, the team visited the government departments to discuss and find out chances of collaboration and future projects. In particular, the team met with Mr. Xinhua Li, senior management of the Chinese Center of Disease Control and Prevention, Mr. Xihong Yue, senior management of Xinjiang Center of Disease Control and Prevention and their team. The two sides discussed and exchanged ideas on hygiene and disaster response. Moreover, the team has visited Xinjiang University to meet with Prof. Jian Jiao, the Dean of International Cultural Exchange College, to discuss future potential collaboration.