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The Guest Lecture Held at Confucius Institute

Date: March, 17, 2015 09:35 Age: 3 yrs

                             南太平洋大学孔子学院举办百家讲坛系列讲座(一)
  
 2015年2月17日,南太平洋大学孔子学院(以下简称:南太孔院)成功举办2015年百家讲坛系列讲座首场讲座。本次讲座邀请了南太平洋地区著名经济学家Wadan Narsey教授进行以“中国在太平洋地区的角色”为主题的讲座,南太孔院全体教师参加了本次讲座。
南太孔院的中方院长李登贵老师首先对Wadan教授的学术成就进行了简短的介绍,并肯定和感谢了Wadan教授在过去几年对南太孔院的支持,包括Wadan教授曾为孔院赠书并担任校外辅导员。最后李院长和全体孔院教师以热烈的掌声欢迎Wadan教授的讲座。
 在讲座中,Wadan Narsey教授首先感谢了南太孔院对此次讲座筹办作出的各方协调和积极努力。接下来分别从南太平洋地区概况、人口与经济问题、美拉尼西亚的发展策略、中国对斐济援助的影响、南太地区国家是否担心中国进行帝国主义或军国主义侵略统治等多方面进行了精彩的讲演论述。

Wadan教授指出,包括斐济、所罗门、瓦努阿图在内的南太平洋岛国都有着丰富的农牧业和林业资源,但是与之对应的人民生活和生产的基础设施建设相对较差。同时,这些国家还有着巨大的旅游业发展潜力。而中国在对以斐济为主的岛国进行援助中首要的就是帮助他们利用自己已有的丰富资源来最大化开发资源潜力以扩大产品价值,提升整体实力。此外,Wadan教授还分析道:斐济的发展可以从以下三个方面进行重点努力和建设,一是旅游业的建设与发展,二是凭借其语言及地理优势建设全球性的呼叫中心,三是主要针对澳大利亚和新西兰人民建设养老中心。总之,斐济及周边岛国的发展需要中国的帮助与支持,当地人民并没有担忧中国会像历史上其他国家一样进行帝国主义霸权统治,因为中国是第一个对其进行无暴力友好援助的国家,Wadan教授也充分表达了对两国合作共同发展的坚定信心。

最后,南太孔院院长李登贵教授代表全体教师感谢Wadan教授的精彩演讲并送上纪念品,与会人员合影留念。

 


The Guest Lecture Held at Confucius Institute at USP

On February 17th, Confucius Institute at USP (CI-USP) held its first guest lecture in 2015. Professor Wadan Narsey,a famous economist in south pacific region was invited to give a presentation with the topic of “China’s role in the Pacific-with focus on Fiji, PNG, Solomon Island and Vanuatu”. All the teacher and staff of CI-USP attended the lecture.

In welcome address, Chinese director of CI- USP, Professor Li Denggui first briefly introduced Professor Wadan Narsey’s academic achievement and acknowledged his support and assistance to CI-USP including book donation and serving as afterschool activity counsellor of CI-USP. In a warm round applause, Professor Narsey started his presentation. He first thanked CI-USP for its effort in organizing the guest lecture. Then, in the body part of the presentation, he introduced and explained the general situation of the South Pacific, the regional demographics and economy in island countries, the Melanesian  development strategy and the influence of China Aid program on the South Pacific and China Threat Theory. Professor Narsey said that poor Manufacture infrastructure in South Pacific countries including Fiji, Solomon and Vanuatu have impeded their social development and local life standard improvement, though these areas are rich in husbandry, forestry and tourism resources. Therefore, Prof. Wadan suggested China Aid to South Pacific countries should help the aided countries maximize the potential of their already-have resources and upgrade the holistic market competitiveness. When analyzing Fiji’s unique development, Wadan said there were three fields could be focused, namely, 1) upgrading tourism industry level;2) establishing global call center by taking advantage of local people’s good English proficiency; 3)and setting up senior citizen day care center targeting Australian and New Zealand market. Generally speaking, China Aid to Fiji and other South Pacific countries with no shadow of hegemonic and imperialism has gained China a sound image among local people and he also expressed his confidence in the cooperation between China and other South Pacific countries.  

At the end of the Guest Lecture, on behalf of CI-USP Chinese Director Li Denggui thanked Professor Wadan Narsey and presented a gift to him. All the attendants were also invited to take a picture with Professor Wadan Narsey.


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