On 11 December 2017, the Fudan-European Centre in collaboration with NIAS-Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, the University of Copenhagen and the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Kingdom of Denmark was proud to host a delegation of central political figures from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
The delegation was headed by Mr. Li Shulei 李书磊, Deputy Secretary at the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China - a central figure in the ongoing battle against corruption in China. Before being appointed to this position in January 2017, Mr. Li served as Fujian province’s publicity department chief, and has previously served as the vice-president of CPC's Central Party School.
Denmark marked the final destination of the delegation, who paid a visit to Finland and Switzerland prior to their visit at the University of Copenhagen. The purpose of their visit was to engage in dialogue with scholars and policy makers on the dynamics associated with the recently concluded CPC 19th National Party Congress.
The event was an exceptional opportunity for those interested in Chinese politics and the anti-corruption campaign to gain some insights on the matter first-hand from one of the core figures with these fields. For this occasion, the Fudan Centre was proud to bring together the delegation and scholars working on China and Chinese politics. Attendants included scholars from the University of Copenhagen, NIAS-Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, DIIS-Danish Institute of International Studies, and Aarhus University, as well as attendants from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Kingdom of Denmark.
The event also featured a public lecture, where Mr. Li delivered a talk on his thoughts on key policy agendas in China following the 19th Party Congress. Professor Li Wentang, dean of the faculty of humanities at CPC Central Party School shared his perspectives on the notion of a 'community of shared future for mankind', which is one of the keywords of China's foreign policy.
Following the two sessions, Mr. Li Shulei, along with Ambassador Deng Ying, was greeted by Thomas Bjørnholm, prorector of the University of Copenhagen, for an informal conversation on China-related research cooperation.
For the remainder of their visit to Denmark, the delegation was among other things scheduled to meet with The Danish Parliamentary Ombudsmand to discuss practices of political transparency.