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SWUFE Signed Contract with Yibin City to Jointly Build Yangtze River Financial Research Institute

To implement the spirit at the Symposium on Further Promoting the Development of Yangtze River Economic Zone and serve the development strategy of this zone, the signing ceremony of the agreement for the joint construction of Yangtze River Financial Research Institute by Yibin City and SWUFE was held in Yibin City on January 9th. LIU Zhongbo, Municipal Party Secretary of Yibin, DU Ziping, Mayor and Deputy Party Secretary of Yibin, TANG Langsheng, Standing Committee Member andSecretary of Municipal Commission for Discipline Inspection, and Director of Municipal Commission of Supervision, DENG Qianwei, Deputy Director of the Standing Committee of Municipal People’s Congress, LI Shuguang, Secretary of Party Committee and Chairman of Wuliangye Group, ZHAO Dewu, Chairman of the University Council, ZHUO Zhi, President and Vice Chairman of the University Council, and Vice President SHI Daiminattended the signing ceremony.

LIU Zhongbo appreciatedSWUFE for its strong support for Yibin. He said that Yibin, one of the seven cities designated by the Provincial Committee to strive for the provincial economic sub-center, is a national comprehensive transportation hub and a gateway to the south of Sichuan Province. At the same time, Yibin regards building regional financial centers as an important support for promoting ultra-convention and high-quality development. To achieve these goals, financial support and financial talents are in need. We hope that by building the Yangtze River Finance Research Institute through cooperation, more momentum and vitality can be added to Yibin’s development. The Municipal Committee and the Municipal Government will spare no effort to provide good services and strive for the early completion and operation of the project.

ZHAO Dewu pointed out that SWUFE and Yibin City have established deep friendship during the long-term exchanges and cooperation. In the new era, along with the in-depth implementation of the “One Belt and Road” Initiative, the Yangtze River economic belt and the new round of the western development, as well as the further development of the strategy of “Governing Sichuan to Prospering Sichuan”, Yibin and SWUFE have ushered in unprecedented opportunities for development. Based on the solid foundation of cooperation, the common mission of the times and the bright vision of development, the co-construction of the Yangtze River Financial Research Institute opens a new chapter for deepening cooperation. The two sides will work together to move towards the future and turn the blueprint into reality in the process of co-construction and mutual sharing.

ZHUO Zhi, President and Vice Chairman of the University Council, and DU Ziping,Mayor and Deputy Party Secretary of Yibinsigned an agreement on the co-construction of Yangtze River Financial Research Institute on behalf of both sides. According to the agreement, the Yangtze River Finance Research Institute,featuring an integrating of think tanks, personnel training and external cooperation and exchanges, is a research organization being setup in response to the national “One Belt and Road” initiative, serving the Yangtze River economic belt and the economic and social development of Yibin. It is an important platform for the two sides to integrate domestic and foreign financial research sources. Prof. ZHANG Qiaoyun is designated as the President of Yangtze River Finance Research Institute. The Yibin-centered research institute, which aims at serving the whole province, radiating the Southwest and influencing the whole country, closely focuses on the development needs of Yibin industry, takes the industrial development of Yangtze River Economic Zone, especially the financial development, as its core, to provide scientific and effective advisory and decision-making opinions for the comprehensive development of Yibin’s economy and society. It also commits to enhance SWUFE’s ability to serve society, average up its discipline construction level, and further highlight the advantages of the financial field. We will continue to boost the comprehensive strength and influence of the Institute and build it into a leading financial research institute and financial think tank in the West and a well-known first-class financial research institute in China.

After the signing ceremony, ZHAO Dewu and ZHUO Zhi went to Yibin College Town, and Science and Technology Innovation City for field visits. Key personnel and teacherrepresentatives from President’soffice,, Development Planning Department, Scientific Research Department, School of Finance of SWUFE, Yangtze River Financial Research Institute and other relevant units, along with the heads of relevant departments of Yibin City attended the signing ceremony together.