China Study Center (CSC) BUITEMS organized a One-Day Seminar under the theme ‘Learning from China’ on 19 May 2022. The purpose of the seminar was to engage the audience by providing information about Chinese scholarship opportunities, Chinese culture, importance of Chinese language and enlightening them about the China-Pakistan ties under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The seminar was a hybrid one. Professor Lin Li from Wuhan Textile University, China joined the event via Zoom while the rest of the speakers were physically present in the Pink Hall at Takatu Campus.
In the welcome note, Brig (R) Aghan Ahmad Gul, the Guest of Honor and the Chairman CSC, Consultant/CEO Balochistan Think Tank Network (BTTN) welcomed the speakers and thanked the CSC team for organizing such an informative event. He highlighted the growing power of China in world economy and politics. He urged that we should learn from Chinese experiences and benefit from the CPEC projects.
After the welcome note, Professor Lin Li shared her thoughts about China-Pakistan ties under CPEC via Zoom link. She highlighted different ongoing projects under CPEC and expressed that China and Pakistan both can benefit from Built and Road Initiative (BRI) and CPEC. She also acknowledged the contribution of Pakistani students who are studying in China and hoped to enhance collaborations with China Study Center BUITEMS in future.
After Professor Lin Li, Dr. Tayyaba Akram, Associate Professor in the Department of Management Sciences, BUITEMS talked about scholarship opportunities available for studying in China. She encouraged the students to apply for different China-based scholarship because not only the process for the application is easy but success rate is also high.
The third speaker of the seminar was Dr. Anwar Khan, Director Research from Balochistan Think Tank Network (BTTN). He had spent few years in China in the pursuit of his PhD degree. He shared his experiences of Chinese culture and living style. He highlighted some interesting facts about of Chinese culture. For example, you should not gift clock or watch to anyone because it denotes death.
Dr. Manzoor Ali Brohi, Chairperson Department of Public Administration was the final speaker of the event. He spoke about the importance of Chinese language and literature and shared his experience of learning Chinese while he was doing PhD in China. He also shared some tips with the audience about easy way of learning Chinese language.
Finally, at the end of the seminar, the Chief Guest, Dr. Nazeer Ahmed, Dean Faculty of Life Sciences and Informatics and acting Pro-Vice Chancellor BUITEMS gave his concluding remarks. He appreciated the teamwork of CSC for organizing the seminar. He emphasized that we must get ourselves ready to meet the upcoming challenges and make the most of the opportunities associated with BRI and CPEC. He also hoped that such event and other capacity-building activities would continue under the platform of China Study Center in future as well.
The seminar was ended with the souvenirs distribution by the Chief Guest to the speakers.