Treasure of China – Wang Zhiwen Ceramic Calligraphy Appraisal in Barcelona

Organised by Shantou Wang Zhiwen Ceramic Calligraphy Museum, Reial Cercle Artístic (Spain), and co-organised by Sino-European Association of Educational & Cultural Exchange (SEAECE), « Wang Zhiwen Ceramic Calligraphy Appraisal » was held on 3rd July at the Reial Cercle Artístic Pavilion in Barcelona, Spain, where Wang Zhiwen demonstrated the creation of ceramic calligraphy on the spot.

Mr. Hu Aimin, Deputy Consul General and Ms. Liang Juan, Vice Consul General of the Chinese Consulate General in Barcelona, Mrs. Montserrat Simal Vazquez, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Palau Martorell and Secretary General of the World Peace Forum Barcelona, Mr. Joan Abelló, Director of International Relations and Protocol of the Royal Arts of Barcelona, Mr. Luis Gómez, Honorary Academician of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona, and Mr. Sergi Vicente, Director of Barcelona Television, as well as dozens of famous Spanish artists and collectors, as well as overseas Chinese leaders and collectors gathered to appreciate the art works of Master Wang Zhiwen, Master of Chinese Arts and Crafts, and Representative Heirloom of National Intangible Cultural Heritage, Ceramic Micro Calligraphy.

The association was impressed by Master Wang Zhiwen’s profound attainments in Chinese traditional art and invited Master Wang Zhiwen to join Reial Cercle Artístic, and conducted a grand ceremony for this valuable moment.

Master Wang Zhiwen also solemnly signed his name on the member book of the Royal Society of Artists, which has the signatures of King Alfonso XIII of Spain and a group of famous Spanish artists. This membership book has a history of more than 120 years, the famous painter Picasso is also one of the members of the Society, Miro, one of the three most famous painters in Spain has all signed on this precious membership book.

Wang Zhiwen, Professor of Chinese Arts and Crafts, director and representative of the ceramic micro-calligraphy project, recognised as a national cultural heritage. He is Winner of the title of « Top Ten Most Popular Chinese Traditional Skills », Cultural Ambassador for Intellectual Property in China, Vice-Chairman of the Guangdong Province Arts and Crafts Association and President of the Shantou City Arts and Crafts Association. Professor Wang Zhiwen has made remarkable achievements in the art of ceramic micro-calligraphy and has actively promoted this art by establishing exhibition halls, setting up artistic research centres and participating in artistic exchanges at home and abroad.

2023 Global Kids Fashion Show in Shangri-La Paris

Global Kids Fashion Show, Shangri-La, 19 March, 2023

On 19 March, 2023, Global Kids Fashion Show Edition One was successfully presented in the elegant and historic site of Hotel Shangri-La in Paris. Kids from nine countries gathered for this valuable event to celebrate their passion for fashion art.

« Global Kids Fashion Show » is a cultural IP project for young people organized by the Association of Arts and Fashion of Paris and the Sino-European Association of Educational & Cultural Exchange, with special support from the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM, host organisation of Paris Fashion Week).

Global Kids Fashion Show aims to promote the development and exchange of international youth culture and fashion art. GKFS combines fashion-art education, stage performance, international culture and art exchange, and global welfare activities. This event is held once a year in the fashion center, Paris. The event’s purpose is to gather young talents from all over the world to compete in fashion and art. A season of a youth cultural variety reality show will be held annually in leading cultural cities around the world as an additional event.

The project was fully launched in March 2023 and keeps engaging young talents from four continents: Europe, America, Australia and Asia. The core of the first event was a fashion modeling competition, and this event is in partnership with global charities, including Make-A-Wish France and UNICEF Canada, in order to empower children to realize their fashion dreams and assist sick and underprivileged children to attain amazing achievements.

Visits of SWUPL in Spain and Portugal on human rights and think tank

Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL) is the earliest higher political and legal institution in China. It is the Chinese university that trains the most professionals in law. Now the University has the Civil and Commercial Law School (Intellectual Property School), Law School, International Law School, Criminal Investigation School (National Security Institute), Politics and Public Management School etc. It has also The Human Rights Research Institute which is a substantive scientific research institution directly under the school. It is mainly engaged in human rights consultation, human rights theoretical research, human rights practice research, human rights education and training, and human rights external publicity. In July 2014, it was selected as the New Office of the State and the National Human Rights Education and Training Base of the Ministry of Education, in June 2017, it was selected as a national high-end think tank construction and training unit, in September 2017, he became the first batch of member units of the University’s High-end Think Tank Alliance.

Recently, the delegation of Human Rights Institute of SWUPL met with Elcano Royal Institute in Spain and OIDH in Portugal. They discussed the construction of think tank, human rights education, and the protection of human rights for special groups (women, children, and disabled etc. ).

The Elcano Royal Institute is a think tank specialised in international and strategic studies conducted from a Spanish, European and global perspective. Its goal is to promote knowledge of the current international situation and of Spain’s foreign relations, as well as to provide a focal point for debating and generating ideas that may prove useful in the decision-making processes of political office-holders, the leaders of private enterprises and public institutions, social actors and academics. The overall concern is to be a meeting point for the exchange of ideas and the search for consensus in a spirit dominated by the defence of democracy, multilateralism, the social market economy, freedom and human rights.

OIDH (Observatório Internacional de Direitos Humanos) is an international non-governmental organization. The main objectives of the OIDH are to contribute to the promotion and protection of human rights, to contribute to raising awareness and strengthening the capacities of citizens, institutions and decentralized communities on the challenges of human rights in to prevent any political or social violence, to promote the culture of peace and the civic education of the populations in order to prevent social violence, and to protect human rights for special groups (women, children, and disabled etc. ).

Visits of SWUPL in France on human rights

Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL) is the earliest higher political and legal institution in China. It is the Chinese university that trains the most professionals in law. Now the University has the Civil and Commercial Law School (Intellectual Property School), Law School, International Law School, Criminal Investigation School (National Security Institute), Politics and Public Management School etc. It has also The Human Rights Research Institute which is a substantive scientific research institution directly under the school. It is mainly engaged in human rights consultation, human rights theoretical research, human rights practice research, human rights education and training, and human rights external publicity. In July 2014, it was selected as the New Office of the State and the National Human Rights Education and Training Base of the Ministry of Education, in June 2017, it was selected as a national high-end think tank construction and training unit, in September 2017, he became the first batch of member units of the University’s High-end Think Tank Alliance.

In September, the delegation from the Human Rights Research Institute of SWUPL met with the Human Rights Institute of Lyon Catholic University, to discuss the human rights and explore the possibility of cooperation.

Founded in Lyon in 1985, the Human Rights Institute of Lyon (IDHL) is a university institute of higher education which provides technical and specialized training in the field of human rights. One of the characteristics of IDHL is its intercultural dimension. Foreign students represent almost half of the total workforce, the education provided takes this diversity into account through the themes addressed. This dimension is a source of wealth on the human level and contributes to the quality of the training provided within the framework of the Institute. It is also consistent with the Institute’s desire to remain attentive to the great challenges of contemporary world society: globalization and identity conflict, violence and the process of reconciliation, new models of development and the ethics of law.

The delegation had a discussion with Professor Andre DIZDAREVIC, Dr. Florence WADY (Director of the Department of International Affairs of IDHL), and Professor Roger Koussetogue KOUDE. The two sides said that they can carry out exchanges and cooperation, and exchange students for learning, exchange teachers for lectures. In research, they could carry out publications of international journals, international academic conferences, cross-cultural studies cooperation. Professor Zhao Shukun from SWUPL emphasized that China has many unique experiences in human rights practice, and hoped that the IDHL ould establish a long-term exchange and cooperation mechanism with SWUPL and work together to play an important role in deepening human rights dialogue between China and the West Countries.

China Youth Development Foundation charity trip in Paris

China Youth Development Foundation (CYDF) based in Beijing, is a national public foundation registered at the Ministry of Civil Affairs, PRC. It was founded in March 1989 by the All China Youth Federation. CYDF has won many awards like « National Hero Group for Earthquake Relief », « Excellent Non-Governmental Organizations », « China Poverty Elimination Award », « China Charity Award » etc.

China Youth Development Foundation came to Paris on August, the delegates took a class of marketing, campany structure, campany environment in ISMAC Business School, and visited Station F which is a startups campus and help them to be developped. In the sema time, they visited also many Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) such as Handicap international, Make a Wish and Le Secours Populaire. This is a meaningful trip, they have learnt different charitable organizations in France. After these meetings, the group of excellent students are determined to make more contribution to charity in China. We have full of hope to their works.

Several school principals from Chengdu visited Finnish and Danish secondary schools

Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province of China and is the only sub-provincial municipality in Southwest China. Chengdu is the economic center of Southwest China and also the educational centre. Chengdu’s education level is at the forefront of mainland China, and basic education (kindergarten + nine-year compulsory education + high school) is particularly developed. Chengdu’s educational quality rank first in the 15 sub-provincial municipalities in China. In the list of China’s top 800 middle schools, Chengdu’s ownership ranks among the top.

Denmark attaches great importance to the national educational. As early as 1814, Denmark began to implement compulsory education. It is one of the countries in the world that implemented compulsory education earlier. Denmark has successfully established a diversified education system, and at the same time ranks among the top in the world in terms of investment in education and talent.

Finland has the title of  » First Global Education », and has been rated as « the country with the best education system in the world ». Finland attaches importance to quality education, fully develops students’ thinking ability, and its Global Innovation Index (GII) has always been at the forefront of the world.

Recently, several middle school principals from Chengdu visited two middle schools in Finland and Denmark to discuss advanced basic education concepts and education systems in Nordic countries, as well as exchange students or organize international study tours, and fully absorbed the principle of equity and quality education experience in the Nordic educational experience.

China-Europe Youth Art Festival in France

In 2017, SEAECE organized the first China-Europe Youth Art Festival in France. The Chinese delegation visited Collège Weller in Paris, it was composed of Chinese art students and reporters from the Tai’an Evening News reporter station. Chinese children performed the repertoire « Tai Shan Shi Dang Dang », Chinese and French children also performed instrumental, sang, played ping-pong together, and painted Chinese ink paintings. Finally all the children sang the Chinese song « Happy New Year » and « Where are my friends? » to welcome the New Year.