Presided by Xu Jialu, addressed by Sun Shougang
On October 8th, Nishan Forum organizing committee convened a work meeting in Beijing, focusing on the deliberation of the implementation program as well as related arrangements for the second Nishan Forum. Vice Chairman of NPC Standing Committee and chairman of Nishan Forum Organizing Committee Xu Jialu presided the meeting and made a speech. Other leaders and specialists including Li Zhaoxing, Ru Xin, Zhao Qizheng, Ye Xiaowen, Xing Bisi also attended the meeting. Member of the standing committee of Shandong Provincial Party Committee and Director of the Provincial Propaganda Department Sun Shougang addressed the conference.
As Sun pointed out, Nishan Forum was of great significance in serving as a high-level platform for dialogue between world civilizations so as to practice the ideal of a “harmonious world”, promote the traditional Chinese culture as well as further cultural exchange. This forum, being highly valued by the Shandong government as an important platform for the going-out of Qilu Culture, the great driving force for the cultural reform and development and a key activity in building Shandong into a culturally strong province, was listed high on the government’s agenda. He also argued that cultural development is facing a rare historical opportunity at the moment, with the forthcoming sixth Plenary Session of the Seventeenth Central Committee paying special attention to cultural reform. Shandong province will well implement the major decisions of the central government on culture construction and take this forum as a great opportunity and give full play to our profound culture in accelerating the pace of transforming Shandong province from a big culture province to a powerful culture province.
Sun emphasized that the second Nishan Forum is to be held in May in Nishan next year. Shandong as the meeting place of this forum shoulders an important task with such a time limit, heavy task and high requirement. We will work harder in line with the deployment of this meeting with a higher sense of responsibility and urgency, intensify work measures for a better forum and thus lay a solid foundation for the institutionalization of Nishan Forum in the future and contribute towards building Nishan Forum into a world influential platform for cultural exchange.