July 2, 2021, China-Eurasia Council, Yerevan, Armenia— “Rethinking China’s Rise under the Governance of the CPC: Achievements, Initiatives and Prospects Conference” International Conference was held on July 2, 2021. The conference was organized by ‘China-Eurasia’ Council for Political and Strategic Research in partnership with the Institute of Oriental Studies, National Academy of Sciences. It was supported by the embassy of China in Armenia.
The President of Armenia Dr. Armen Sarkissian has stated that Armenia gives great importance to the further development of relations with China in different spheres. Both sides created trustful and respectful relations after establishing diplomatic relations, which is good fundament for strengthening cooperation.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the PRC to Armenia Mr. Fan Yong noted; “I am very pleased to attend the “Rethinking China’s Rise under the Governance of the CPC: Achievements, Initiatives and Prospects” dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC, which is by ‘China-Eurasia’ Council for Political and Strategic Research in Institute of Oriental Studies, NAS.” He added that the people’s stand is the fundamental political stand of the Communist Party of China, and seeking happiness for the people is the original mission of the Communist Party of China. From the beginning of the founding of the party, the Communist Party of China has always put people in the highest position. After arduous and struggle, the lives of the Chinese people have undergone earth-shaking changes.
In turn, Ms. Zheng Wei, General Secretary of The Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation Commission of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, noted that the Chinese Communist Party is concerned about the future and destiny of humanity and works hand in hand with all progressive forces in the world. China has always been and will remain the builder of world peace.
Dr. Robert Ghazaryan, Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of RA, noted that one of the most important pages in the modern history of China is the path of the Chinese Communist Party. To get a clear idea of the political, economic, scientific and educational processes taking place in China, it is necessary to conduct a retrospective analysis of the Party’s past. With its unique, well-developed political line, the Party fulfills its great mission in the modern history of Chinese civilization, ensuring its sustainable development at the present stage.
Dr. Mher Sahakyan, Director of “China-Eurasia” Council for Political and Strategic Research and the main initiator of the “Rethinking China’s Rise under the Governance of the CPC: Achievements, Initiatives and Prospects”, mentioned that during the conference, which was organized by the “China-Eurasia” Council for Political and Strategic Research at the Institute of Oriental Studies, National Academy of Sciences, Chinese external and internal relations would be discussed. He added that it should be noted that due to skillful management, the Chinese leadership has managed to make the country one of the leaders in the field of science, technology and industry in just a few decades.
Following scholars delivered speeches during the conference: Dr. Zheng Yuntian (Director of the World Socialism Institute, Renmin University of China, PRC), Mr. Ebrahim Hashem (Strategist, Consultant and Scholar, UAE), Dr. Bin Ma (Associate Professor at the Center for Russian and Central Asian Studies, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University, PRC), Dr. Sanja Arezina, (Counselor with the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Research Associate-Assistant Professor at Belgrade University, Serbia), Dr. Anahit Parzyan (“China-Eurasia” Council for political and Strategic Research, Armenia), Ms. Raisa Epikhina (Lecturer and Researcher, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia), Dr. Konstantin Kurylev (Deputy Head of the Department of Theory and History of International Relations, RUDN University, Russia), Dr. Ruben Elamiryan (Chair of the Department of World Politics and International Relations, Russian-Armenian University, Armenia), Dr. Aram Abajyan (Researcher, National Academy of Sciences, Armenia), Dr. Vakhtang Charaia (Head of TSU Center for Analysis and Forecasting; Affiliated prof. at Business and Technology University, Georgia), Dr. Mher Sahakyan (Director, China-Eurasia Council for political and Strategic Research, Armenia; Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong, PRC), Dr. Artur Israyelyan (Vice-rector for International Cooperation and Public Relations of Yerevan State University), Dr. Varuzhan Geghamyan (Assistant professor, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Yerevan State University, Armenia).
During the conference an exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC was also organized by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Armenia.
The conference hosted distinguished guests such as the acting minister of the Ministry of Labor and Social affairs of Armenia, Mr. Narek Mkrtchyan, President of National Academy of Sciences Dr. Ashot Saghyan, President of the AGBU-Armenia Mr. Vasken Yacoubian, Chargé D’affaires of the UAE Embassy in Armenia Ms. Ahlam Al Salami, Councilor of the PRC Embassy in Armenia Mr. Zhou Hongyou, Premier secretaire of Embassy of France in Armenia Mr. Eric Debenath, Dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies Dr. Ruben Melkonyan, Head of the Department of Asian and Pacific Region of MFA Mr. Mnatsakan Safaryan, Director of Yerevan School of Political Studies Mr. Armen Zakaryan, Head of the Department of Regional Studies, Ministry of Defense Dr. Davit Manasyan and other diplomats and scholars.