Attending the Worldwide Universities Network Conference

3−4 April 2016 | Maastricht University, Brussels, Belgium


(From left to right: Prof. Grace Liu, Program Manager (China) of WUN; Prof. Fanny M. Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, CUHK; H.E. Yang Yanyi, Chinese Ambassador to the EU; and Prof. John Hearn, Executive Director of WUN)


Prof. Fanny M. Cheung and Prof. Stephen W. K. Chiu attended the WUN (Worldwide Universities Network) China Strategic Workshop on "Understanding China's FDI and Global Supply Chains: China, Europe and the World" at Maastricht University on 3−4 April 2016. This workshop, hosted by the WUN Global China Group, focused on China's external international FDI and global supply chains as interpreted through examples in the areas of food, health, higher education, and security under the Belt and Road Initiative. It brought together leading researchers from Africa, Australia, Canada, China, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States, and other places to assess international research priorities and to shape a priority research and business plan for WUN scholars and partners. One outcome will be a policy position publication that may influence decision makers in their efforts to build bridges between China and other countries.


Prof. Cheung delivered an opening speech on international engagement strategies and chaired the session on "China and Europe 2020", while Prof. Chiu presented the results of the discussions that took place at the Belt and Road conference held by the GCR Programme in December 2015.


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