Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Farewell to 2016

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center bids a fond farewell to 2016, the year we celebrated our 30th anniversary and our role as the longest running Sino-American joint education program in China. As we toast the beginning of 2017, we also thank the many people who celebrated the HNC’s achievements in 2016 with comments like the following:

I have often heard it said – perhaps because I have said it so often myself: the China-U.S. relationship is the most important in the world….And our leaders are more likely to act wisely if the American and Chinese people continue to learn about each other, communicate with each other, and make the effort to better understand one another through institutions such as the Hopkins-Nanjing Center.
                            Madeleine K. Albright
                            Chairman, The Albright-Stonebridge Group
                            Former US Secretary of State
                            June 18, 2016

The unforgettable experiences I had [at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center] broadened my horizon and also helped me open my mind and develop a deep understanding of market economy. Since then, in every post that I [have] held, whether in local municipalities and provinces or the head of ministries of the central government, my work benefited enormously from the inspiration I received at the Center.   
                            CHEN Deming
                            President of the Cross-Straits Association
                            Former Chinese Minister of Commerce
                            June 18, 2016

I’m always inspired watching this [HNC] partnership in action….a partnership built on the shared vision of educating young scholars to serve as leaders. A center that convenes essential dialogue, provides analysis that informs our thinking across disciplines and borders, and helps us navigate the challenges that we share as a global community. 
                            Ronald J. Daniels
                            President, Johns Hopkins University
                            October 10, 2016

Sino-US ties are based on people, and hope for the future lies in the youth of today….As one of the first practitioners of Sino-American cultural exchanges, the Hopkins-Nanjing Center has made great progress in the past 30 years and maintained positive momentum in the development of relations between our two countries.  Almost three thousand alumni of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center are contributing to the promotion of understanding between people in our two countries and all over the world, in order to respond to the most important challenges of our time. 
                            YANG Zhong
                            Senior Vice Chancellor, Nanjing University
                            October 10, 2016