On June 14-20, 2019, “China-Eurasia” Council for Political and Strategic Research in cooperation with the Armenian State University of Economics organized the third edition of the annual special course “Rethinking China’s foreign policy and Economy-2019”.
During the official opening ceremony of the annual special course, Vice-President of the National Assembly and the head of the China-Armenia friendship group at National Assembly of the RA Mrs. Lena Nazaryan, His Excellency Chinese Ambassador to Armenia Mr. Tian Erlong, the head of the “China-Eurasia” Council for Political and Strategic Research Dr.Mher Sahakyan, President of the Armenia State University of Economics Doctor, professor Ruben Hayrapetyan delivered key-note speeches.
Foreign outstanding specialists, such as Doctor, Professor Matthew Crosston (Senior Doctoral Faculty, American Military University), Doctor, Professor Vakhtang Charaia (Head of Tbilisi State University Center for Analysis and Forecasting), Mr. Ivan Zuenko (Research Fellow, Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Expert Carnegie Moscow Center) Dr. Ma Bin (assistant research fellow at the Center for Russia and Central Asia Studies and the Research Center for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, both at Fudan University), Dai Yulong (PhD Candidate, Nanjing University, China), Mr. Jasper Vekeman, (journalist for Trends, a magazine on finance and economics in Belgium) delivered lectures during the Special Course.
From the Armenian side, Dr. Mher Sahakyan (Head of the “China-Eurasia” Council for Political and Strategic Research), Dr. Anahit Parzyan (“China-Eurasia” Council for Political and Strategic Research), Dr. Varuzhan Geghamyan (Head of the ARDI Research Center and visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Yerevan State University) and Mr. Vazgen Petrosyan (China-Eurasia” Council for Political and Strategic Research) presented their researches.
The speakers presented to attendees the main aims of the Belt, and Road and Prospects for Sino-Armenian cooperation in this Initiative, China-EU cooperation and contradictions in the context of BRI, purposes, progress and risks of BRI, Armenian North-South road corridor’s main aims, security issues and involvement of the Chinese company in construction process, China’s Cyber policy issues, recent developments of Sino-Armenian, Sino-Russian, Sino-American, Sino-Georgian, Sino-Turkish relations, etc.
32 individuals, from different Armenian universities and Research Centers were invited to attend in trainings and classes. Only 27 of them could get graduation certificates.
You can find an information about this academic special course also in English, Chinese, Russian and Armenian in the following links:
Embassy of the PRC in RA