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Beijing Forum 2009 Contract Signing Ceremony Held at PKU

Peking University, Beijing, May 19, 2009: The Beijing Forum 2009 Contract Signing Ceremony was held in the Chen Shouren Center for International Studies on in the morning of May 15. Academician Zhou Qifeng, President of Peking University and Dr. Kim Jae-youl, Secretary General of the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies (KFAS), signed the agreement representing the two parties. Zhang Guoyou, Vice-President of PKU, Li Yansong, Assistant President of PKU, Zhao Weimin, Minister of the Publicity Department of CPC PKU Committee, Cheng Yuzhui, Minister of Department of Society Science, Yan Jun, the Secretary-General of Beijing Forum, Kim Tae-jin, President of SK China and other well-known professors of South Korea also attended the ceremony.


According to the agreement, the sixth annual Beijing Forum to be held in Beijing from November 6th to 8th this year is to have the theme "Harmony and Common Prosperity of Civilizations: Challenges of the Crisis, Reflection and Harmonious Development".


At the ceremony, President Zhou Qifeng said that with the support of the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies and SK Group, the Beijing Forum of past years have achieved great success and won increasingly widespread international influence. He firmly believed that this year’s Beijing Forum will continue to attract worldwide attention and participation of a large number of renown experts and scholars in the context of the current financial crisis.


Dr. Kim Jae-youl highly praised the achievements of the Beijing Forum in the past 5 years, also stating that KFAS would continue to support the development of the Forum despite the influence of current global economic crisis.


Edited By:Yan Jiefei
Translated By: Chen Zhenxia
Source : PKU News (Chinese)