H.E. Consul General LIU Fei Attends Lunar New Year Reception of BCSCAN

On Feb. 9, 2017, H.E. LIU Fei, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Vancouver, attended the Lunar New Year Reception held by British Columbia (BC) Studies in China Alumni Network(BCSCAN). Hon. Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Advanced Education, Mr. Randall Martin, Executive Director of British Columbia Council for International Education, Ms. Patricia Gartlan, Superintendent of Schools for School District No. 43(Coquitlam), Mr. Philip Laird, Vice President of Western Trinity University, Mr. Ajay Patel, Vice President of Langara University, together with over 60 BC China alumni were also present in the ceremony.

In her opening remarks, Consul General LIU sent her New Year's greetings to all the guests. She pointed out that with the deepening of bilateral economic and trade cooperation, good collaborative relationships in areas of economy, culture, and education have also been established between China and the British Columbia. She acknowledged and appreciated the contributions of the member of BCSCAN and hoped that the alumni seize the opportunity and further promote bilateral exchanges.

Minister Wilkinson said it's his fourth consecutive time to attend the reception. He will encourage more Canadian students to study in China and support academic exchanges and cooperations between universities of the two sides.

Mr. Randall Martin and Ms. Patricia Gartland would like to join BCSCAN in training more bilingual students.

Ms. Lotta Ygartua, a BCSCAN member, Director of British Columbia Chapter of Canada China Business Council, shared her learning experience in China. She pointed out that with the rise of China's political and economic influence in the Asia-Pacific area, members of BCSCAN can help raise Canada's influence in this area by maintaining its close relationship with China.

At the reception, students from BCSCAN and local schools performed Beijing Opera, Chinese songs and crosstalk in Chinese.



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