The delegation from Zunyi Vocational and Technical College in France

Zunyi Vocational and Technical College is a public full-time general vocational college that integrates agriculture, commerce, science, engineering, and literature. The delegation comes from the Automotive Engineering School of Zunyi Vocational and Technical College. The Automotive Engineering School has more than one thousand students and has a dual-teacher team consisting of safety assessment engineers, research associate, and engineers. Now the School has five majors: automotive inspection and maintenance technology, new energy vehicle technology, automotive marketing and service, automotive application and maintenance, and automotive electronics technology.

In January 2019, the State Council of China specifically issued a national vocational education reform implementation plan, proposing that vocational education and general education are two different types of education and have equal importance. Since the Reform and Opening Up, vocational education has provided powerful talents and intellectual support for China’s economic and social development. As China enters a new stage of development, industrial upgrading and economic restructuring continue to accelerate, the demand for technical personnel in all industries is becoming increasingly urgent, and the importance of the role of vocational education is becoming more and more prominent. However, compared with developed countries, and with the requirements of building a modern economic system and building a strong country in education, there are still many problems in China’s vocational education, such as inadequate system construction, vocational skills training base construction needs to be strengthened, insufficient motivation for enterprises to participate in teaching, and uneven quality levels of school and personnel training. The report pointed out that without modernization of vocational education, there is no modernization of education. Therefore, a number of vocational education reform programs have been proposed, one of which is to promote the integration of industry and education, and the dual education system between the enterprises and schools.

This time, the delegation wanted to know the system and philosophy of vocational education in France, because vocational education in France is very advanced which combines education and employment, and it is a dual system or apprenticeship system. In France, in addition to theory classes, there are also classes in factories, combining theory with practice. Students may sign the internship at the factory, and also sign directly a contract with the company, they can directly work there after graduation. The delegation met with Mr. Olivier FRANÇOIS, the President of Caf-Carrosserie, and Ms. Lardé FRANÇOISE, the President of Château d’Épluches High School, to learn about the vocational education of the automotive industry.

Château d’Épluches High School is an automotive and transport high school based in Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône with about 70 years of history. The main training majors are engines and auto mechanics CAP, metal structures CAP, transport handling warehousing CAP, engines and auto mechanics Bac-Pro, metal structures Bac-Pro, transportation handling warehousing Bac-Pro etc.

The topics with the high school were learning about the school, understanding the concepts and methods of vocational training in Frace, exploring the possibility of training the teachers from the Automotive Engineering School of Zunyi Vocational and Technical College in Château d’Épluches High School and the possibility of the student exchange program, and cooperation between research teachers. The two sides talked also about the development of the French automotive industry and the possibility of cooperation in automotive engineering.

High Fund Equity Investment fund management business and educational trip in Switzerland

High Fund (Guangzhou) Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd. is China’s top real estate private equity asset management company, has two private equity management licenses. It won ” 2017-2018 Top Ten Investment Institutions in China’s Real Estate Industry “. The company has cooperated with large real estate developers such as Greenland Holdings, Shimao Group, Evergrande Real Estate Group, Country Garden etc., and has issued more than 30 fund products.

In November, the delegation of High Fund visited SBS Swiss Business School, REYL Bank and Vistra in Switzerland, to learn about the performance and development of the private equity industry and real estate market in Europe.

SBS Swiss Business School is a private business school located in Zurich with affiliated campuses in all over the world. SBS is a management institution dedicated to preparing students for the careers of the global economy. It offers programs specialized in International Management, Finance, Marketing and other fields. It was awarded as “Most innovative Business School in Switzerland”. SBS delivers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs such as Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees.

Active in the areas of consultancy and investment for private and institutional clients, the REYL Group distinguishes itself by its entrepreneurial and responsible independence and its constant quest for innovation. It helps to focus on providing effective solutions rather than selling undifferentiated products, forming partnerships rather than one-way relationships, personalizing while covering the world and acting with five complementary lines of business: wealth management, entrepreneur & family office services, corporate advisory & structuring, asset services and asset management.

Vistra Group is a global independent provider of trust, fiduciary, corporate and fund services. Its expertise and hands-on approach helps clients’ businesses run smoothly. Its 4,500 professionals working across 45 jurisdictions throughout all over the world maximize the global potential of businesses, funds and portfolios, providing the confidence and clarity they need. Vistra consistently delivers solutions with unrivalled speed and accuracy, which allows its clients to stay ahead of the game, always.

The meeting between Director of Marketing of Christian Dior and Yunmiki Biotechnology Group

Yunmiki is a biotechnology company registered in Hong Kong. It is committed to biotechnology research and development. Its products include lipstick, mask, cream, etc., which effectively improve the skin condition.

In November of this year, Ms. Wen Wen, the Founder and Chairman of Yunmiki, led about 70 employees to visit in Paris, the delegation visited many well-known skin care companies, and invited the Director of Marketing from Dior to presenter at the University of Paris Diderot. In this event, the Director introduced the development history and brand culture of Christian Dior, and also its marketing strategy. The group has learned a lot about marketing.

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.

A financial training in the UK of Hywin Financial Holding Group

Hywin Financial Holding Group was established in 1989, headquartered in China’s international financial center – the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone in the city of Shanghai. Its business network covers the entire world, including over 50 Chinese cities, the US, the UK, and other countries and regions. Hywin holds or participates in several listed companies. By combining entity investment with industrial and financial capital, Hywin has developed a business system integrating five sectors: asset management, wealth management, inclusive finance, cultural tourism, and insurance. With its good reputation, competitive power, quality service, and experienced professional management team, Hywin has built a strong, complete, and efficient financial platform in China designed to provide safe and trustworthy financial services for domestic as well as foreign investors.

Hywin Financial Holding Group visited the UK for financial training and business exchange. They took the courses at Cambridge University and Oxford University, and visited the London Stock Exchange and UBS.

The theme of the delegation’s course at Cambridge University is “Overseas Expansion, Investment, and Global Value Chains of Family Business”. Through this course, members followed the professor to understand how family businesses formulate effective overseas expansion strategies, how to obtain opportunities and profits in global value chains, and how to resolve the problems encountered during overseas expansion, such as how to conduct cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and how to make international private equity investments etc.

The theme of the delegation’s course at Oxford University was “Leadership and Reform in Family Business”. At present, the actual control of many companies is still in the hands of the older generation of leaders, but they have gradually begun to be aged, and the main control will gradually be transferred to the younger generation. In the process of the two generations of shifts, because of conflicting ideas, poor communication and other reasons, they often have very sharp problems. Many second-generation entrepreneurs have a kind of confusion in the succession. In this course, we invited well-known scholars to deeply analyze the root of the problem from multiple aspects, and seek a better way to inherit the family business from reality.

UBS is the world’s largest and only truly global wealth manager. It provides financial advice and solutions to private, institutional and corporate clients all over the world. The operational structure of the firm is comprised of a corporate center and four business divisions: global wealth management, personal & corporate banking, asset management, and investment bank. During the meeting, the two sides discussed the bank system and financial system in two countries, and explored the possibility of cooperation.

During the trip, the delegation also visited the London Stock Exchange which is one of the four largest stock exchanges in the world. After learning about the introduction of the London Stock Exchange’s business and the prospects after Brexit, we worked with the London Stock Exchange on how London can maintain its status of the world financial center and how the London Stock Exchange can attract more Chinese and Far Eastern companies to come to London for a listing.

Western Property Company business trip in Germany

In September 2018, Western Property Company conducted a ten-day business visit in Germany, with the theme of property and artificial intelligence. They met Villa Clay, Dresden International University, JLL, NUTZ and HIH.

In 2016, VILLA CLAY opened a retirement home for people who needs care at the historic health center of the former Oskar Helene home in Berlin-Zehlendorf. During this meeting, Ms. Janssen introduced the group’s history, business mode and future plans, the delegation visited the retirement home to learn about the living conditions of the residents, and talked about the possibility of cooperation and also introduce in China.

Dresden International University GmbH (DIU) is a state-recognized private university with its headquarters in Dresden, which offers in-service bachelor and master programs. This time, the delegation took a whole day class of management of property. They learned about overview of german property management, and management related laws, information and automation application, also case studies.

JLL is a world leader in real estate services, powered by an entrepreneurial spirit. Mr. Lorf introduced the business scope of JLL, especially Leipzig, and why it is better than other property management companies to become a global leader in the industry. By visiting the city of Leipzig, Mr. Lorf introduced 4 commercial streets (Petersstraße, Grimmaische Straße, Hainstraße and Nikolaistraße) and Leipzig’s most important hotel “Höfe am Brühl” from the perspective of real estate management to explored the possibility of investing in Leipzig.

All over 40 years, NUTZ has successfully been at the forefront of its industry. In Germany and throughout Europe it’s a competent partner for electrical, data and security technology. The Manager Mr. Bucher introduced its building security control solutions (fire detection, intrusion detection, digital video technology, access control and time recording), building automation and other technologies.

The HIH Group (HIH Real Estate) is the leading provider of all-in-one real estate investment management in Germany. Its service range covers the entire life cycle of commercial real estate and extends from project development and the structuring of real estate investments through to asset and property management.  Heads of the headquarters Ms. Vanase and Mr. Eitel introduced Munich’s property management and real estate management business. Accompanied by Mr. Eitel and the head of the Munich branch, the delegation visited 3 properties managed by HIH and discussed the possibility of cooperation.

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.