April 7th, 2017--Consul of Canada in Guangzhou Bernard Nguyen in charge of politics, economy and public affairs visited CCS of GDUFS in the accompany of the Cultural Affair Officer Han Pingping, discussed the topic design and writing process of Blue Book of Canada 2017 and introduced the celebrations of Canada 150. The director of CCS, Professor Tang Xiaosong and all the CCS staff attended the meeting.
Director Tang Xiaosong detailed the topic designs, authors and the proceeding process of Blue Book of Canada 2017. The Blue Book of Canada encompasses 13 chapters, wherein 6 chapters are written by both full-time and adjunct researchers of CCS and writers of the other 7 chapters come from other universities and institutes, both domestic and abroad, such as Carleton University in Canada, Wheelock College in United States, Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, etc. In particular, staff of Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada which is the biggest and most renowned think tank in Canada and China-Canada Association ( South China District) also participated in writing. All the papers of Blue Book of Canada 2017 are supposed to be received before May 20th and published on the the ACSC 17th Biennial Conference which will be held in Kunming this coming September.
CCS staff expressed their wish to acquire more research data about Canada, get to know more websites for data and meet with experts, scholars and government staffs. Consul Nguyen said he would like to offer support and recommend appropriate personnel according to the list drafted by CCS.
July 1st this year commemorates the 150 anniversary of Confederation of Canada, and the consulate will organize celebrations and invite CCS staff to participate. CCS also will invite consulate staff to Kunming to attend the ACSC Biennial Conference and blue book press release.