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The 1st Professional Program for Officials of African Sister Cities (English)

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Date: November 3 to 17, 2008

Venue: Beijing and Shandong Province

Participants: 28 African officials from the sister cities or provinces with China, including officials from Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Objectives: promote the exchanges on sister city networks, urban planning and development between Chinese and African sister cities and provinces.

I. Classroom Studies
1. An overview of China’s national conditions, reform and opening up, and road of development
    By Mr. Lan Weiban, Deputy Director General of International Cooperation Department, Development     Research Center of the State Council
2. Urban planning management in China
    By Mr. Zhao Yongge, General Director of General Affairs, Urban and Rural Planning Department,     Ministry of Housing and Urban-rural Development , P.R. China
3. The infrastructure construction of Beijing city
    By Mdm. He Yong, Deputy Director of the Research Department, Beijing Municipal Commission of     Urban Planning
4. Regional planning and development
    By Mr. Zhu Li, China Academy of Urban Planning and Design
5. Eco-city: a lofty ideal and vision (Exploring Integrated Urban Eco-system and Principles for China’s     Eco-city Planning)
    By Mr. Huang Luxin, Director of International Planning Research Studio, China Academy of Urban     Planning & Design
6. Social assistance programs to urban vulnerable groups
    By Dr. Zhang Xiulan, Dean and Professor, School of Social Development and Public Policy
    Beijing Normal University
7. China’s sister-city policies and current development
    By Mdm. Luan Yutao, Deputy Secretary General of China International Friendship Cities Association
8. Development of China-Africa sister city programs
    By Mdm. Lin Yi, Secretary General of CAPFA

II. Fieldwork
Visit to
In Beijing
Beijing City Planning and Exhibition Hall
Beijing Gaobeidian Sewage Treatment Plant
Yanjing Beer Group
International Exhibition Center
Beijing Olympic Games Stadiums
Beijing 798 Art Zone (creative industry cluster area)

In Shandong Province
Qingzhou Flower Industry Development Zone
Shouguang Vegetables Greenhouse
Sanyuanzhu Village (new countryside construction)
Sunsay Garments Co., Ltd.
FOTON LOVOL International Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center
Tsingtao Brewery Group
Hisense Group

III. Others
China International Friendship Cities Conference 2008
The 3rd Seminar on Exchanges between Chinese and African Local Governments
China-Africa Friendship Gala Night

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