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Visit from Chinese Embassy Commercial Section Minister Counsellor

On Thursday 28 September, Mr Xu Jin, Minister Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in the UK visited Durham University to further develop relationships and to discuss partnerships for Durham. Mr Jin represents all Chinese investments in the UK.

Mr Jin met with Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart Corbridge and Professor Susan Hart, Dean of Durham University Business School. Mr YuanHong Zeng, Mr Zheng Wang, Dr Jie Guo and Mr Yang Song also attended the meeting.

The visit was organised by Mr Yang Song, an MSc Management graduate from Durham University Business School and currently sits on the Advisory Board at the School. Mr Song is the Vice Chairman of UK Chinese Business Association

Mr Jin discussed various topics with Professors Corbridge and Hart, including the partnership between Durham University and the Palace Museum in Beijing, the potential partnership between Durham University Business School and Peking University, TsingHua University in China and the potential partnership between the University and different Chinese Companies.

After the meeting, Mr Jin sent an invitation to Professors Corbridge and Susan for a private dinner at the Chinese Embassy in London.

Thank you to Mr Song for arranging the visit.

Photo from left to right: Mr YuanHong Zeng, Mr Zheng Wan, Dr Jie Guo, Professor Stuart Corbridge, Professor Susan Hart, Mr Xu Jin and Mr Yang Song.