(Study Regulations·Experts' Lecture) Chen Yiping: Grasp the unique advantages of overseas Chinese affairs to build a bridge for Sino-foreign exchanges

  China News Service, Beijing, September 17 (Liu Likun) At the end of 2020, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issued the revised "Regulations on the Work of the Communist Party of China on the United Front" (hereinafter referred to as the "Regulations"), adding a chapter on "Overseas United Front Work and Overseas Chinese Affairs".

In response, Professor Chen Yiping, deputy dean of the Institute of Overseas Chinese and Chinese Studies of Jinan University, recently pointed out in an exclusive interview with a reporter from Chinanews.com that with the changes in the international situation, it is increasingly important to strengthen overseas united front work and overseas Chinese affairs.

  Chen Yiping said that the revision of the "Regulations" adheres to the guidance of Xi Jinping’s thoughts on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era. It embodies General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important ideas on strengthening and improving the work of the united front and a series of latest spirits of the Party Central Committee, and fully reflects the new situation. The new requirements for united front work are the basic principles for doing a good job in the united front work in the new era and developing the cause of the united front in the new era.

  "China is getting closer to the center of the world stage, and is about to achieve its second centenary goal in the middle of the 21st century." Chen Yiping believes that as China's international influence gradually expands, the international situation has undergone new changes. How to make friends China's contribution to world development and global governance is the need of the new era.

The revision of the "Regulations" will help clarify the role of the united front in the national governance system, and help modernize China's national governance system and governance capabilities; it will help to condense the strength of the Chinese people at home and abroad, realize the dream of a modern and powerful country in China, and advance the destiny of mankind Community building.

  Talking about the role of the united front in the new era, Chen Yiping said that as an important magic weapon for capturing revolution, construction, and reform, the united front is of great significance in realizing the "two centenary" goals and realizing the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

  Chen Yiping said that China needs advanced experience from all walks of life at home and abroad to build a modern and powerful country.

By doing a good job in the united front, expanding the circle of friends, so that more overseas people can see and understand China, tell the story of China well, spread the voice of China, and make contributions to world peace and development.

  A major highlight of this revision of the "Regulations" is the addition of a new chapter "Overseas United Front Work and Overseas Chinese Affairs".

In this regard, Chen Yiping pointed out that as China's international influence increases, overseas united front work and overseas Chinese affairs work have become more and more important.

  "With the rapid development of China and the changes in the international situation, there have been some misunderstandings about China's united front work in the world, and some countries have even'demonized' the united front work." Chen Yiping said, how to shape the benefits under the new situation The international public opinion environment is more important to further promote overseas united front work and overseas Chinese affairs.

Overseas Chinese have long lived and developed in the country they live in, and they have unique advantages in introducing the true contributions of China and China, enhancing the friendly cooperation and exchanges between the Chinese people and the people of the world, and promoting the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.

  "Integrating into the local area requires understanding the local politics, economy, culture, and legal system." Chen Yiping said that the vast majority of overseas Chinese have accumulated resources and influence overseas, have experience in cross-cultural exchanges, and are very concerned about China and their hometown, and are promoting Chinese and foreign In terms of friendly cooperation, advancing the development and construction of the country where we live, and advancing the building of a community with a shared future for mankind, we can better play the role of bridges and bonds.

  Regarding the "Regulations" that once again emphasized the work of overseas students, Chen Yiping pointed out that compared with the initial period of reform and opening up, current international students have new characteristics: the scale of overseas students is very large, and the trend of younger age is present; in addition to official dispatch, the number of self-funded overseas students has increased significantly ; The proportion of returning to the country for development is also increasing significantly.

  "Currently, most of the students studying abroad are young people. They have personally experienced the achievements of China's reform and opening up and China's rapid development, have a strong sense of pride in China's achievements, and will actively refute them when facing unfriendly voices overseas." Chen Yiping believes that it is necessary to assist overseas students to complete their studies and help them solve some of the difficulties they face in time.

For overseas students returning to work in the country, a relevant platform can be built to provide help for their employment and entrepreneurship.

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