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See Sino-Irish relations through cross-cultural perspective

By Wang Jinxue (People's Daily Online)

11:15, March 16, 2012

On March 15, Ciaran Cannon, Irish Minister of State for Training and Skills visited Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), and attended the book launch of "Sino-Irish Relations: Cross-Cultural Perspective" issued by the BFSU Irish Study Center.

Ciaran Cannon gave high appraisals to BFSU for the contributions they have made for Sino-Irish relations. He said that the BFSU Irish Study Center seeks to improve on the understanding of all aspects of Ireland. He cherishes the leadership of BFSU for the vision and commitments in supporting the Irish Study Center. And he also expressed his thanks to the scholars, teachers and students of the center for their continued contributions to improve the understanding of Ireland and Sino-Irish relations.

Mr. Liu Biwei, former Chinese Ambassador to Ireland made a speech saying "Sino-Irish Relations: Cross-Cultural Perspective’ is the latest achievements of the BFSU Irish Study Center. It helps us draw experience and wisdom from the past and present of Sino-Irish relations. It is conducive and even better for bilateral relations between the two countries."

Mr. Wang Zhanpeng, director of the BFSU Irish Study Center made a brief introduction of the book to the guests. "Sino-Irish Relations: Cross-Cultural Perspective" is the result of joint efforts of Chinese and Irish scholars under the research project funded by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs. It explores relations between China and Ireland from the broadest multidisciplinary perspectives, yet with an emphasis on the importance of cultural communications in the evolving and dynamic relations.

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