Nikita Gryazin took part in Advanced Training Program at Fudan University (Shanghai, China)
Nikita Gryazin, 2nd year Master's Student and Research Assistant at CCEIS, took part in a three-week Advanced Training Program for Young Diplomatic Talents from Belt and Road Countries which was sponsored by Shanghai Municipal Education Commission and was organized by School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA), Fudan University.
The program is an initiative of the Shanghai Municipal Government to promote mutual understanding between young diplomats from Belt and Road countries. With a theme of “Consensus, Common Prosperity and Sharing”, Advanced Training Program for Young Diplomatic Talents from Belt and Road Countries aimed to build a platform for young diplomats from Belt and Road countries to learn together and discuss issues about China’s global roles and the future of global governance. The program introduced political, economic, social, cultural and ecological developments in China, analyzed China’s new diplomatic perspectives and policies, discuss Belt and Road Initiative and regional cooperation and governance reforms.
From October 15 to November 2, Nikita attended about 15 lectures on China's domestic and foreign policy, tax reform, cultural development, the Belt and Road initiative, China's strategy in Central Asia, etc. Moreover, Nikita presented and successfully defended his own project entitled “Russia, EAEU and the Belt and Road Initiative: opportunities and costs”. In addition to studying, participants from all over the world had the opportunity to visit the most popular and important places of one of the largest and richest cities in the country - Shanghai.
For example, in addition to the amazing central part of the city, Shanghai’s “Manhattan”, the participants visited the Shanghai free trade zone. Future experts were also pleased to visit the Shanghai city planning Exhibition center and the House-Museum of the first Congress of the CPC, located in the famous French quarter of Shanghai. We should also note the field trip to the Ancient city of Fengjing, Shanghai’s “Venice”.
Nikita, like many other participants of the program, has got a very valuable knowledge about China, its political and economic condition, the specifics of its interaction with partners, its plans and strategy for the future, including within the framework of the “Belt and Road” Initiative. A lot of useful contacts and much knowledge will allow future young international affairs’ experts, representatives of their countries in the international arena, to build the most mutually beneficial relations with the rapidly developing People's Republic of China.