Visit of Androulla Vassiliou to Beijing: 01/12/2012

Type: Report   Reference: I-075496   Duration: 10:04:02  Lieu:
End production: 01/12/2012   First transmission: 01/12/2012
On 1 December 2012, Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, embarked on a visit to Beijing. She reiterated the importance and benefits of increased cultural cooperation between the EU and China. During her visit, Androulla Vassiliou met with Hao Ping, Chinese Vice-Minister for Education and participated at the 2012 EU/China Conference on Multilingualism. She also visited the China Europe International Business School, where she delivered a keynote speech on education and employment.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Exterior view of the meeting building in Beijing 00:00:06
10:00:11 Joint arrival of Hao Ping, Chinese Vice-Minister for Education, and Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth 00:00:07
10:00:18 Round table with Androulla Vassiliou and Hao Ping (5 shots) 00:00:30
10:00:49 General view of the conference 00:00:06
10:00:56 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:06
10:01:02 Soundbite by Androulla Vassiliou (in ENGLISH): Both sides want to promote the teaching and learning of EU and Chinese languages abroad. Both sides want more language training and mobility for their language students and teachers, because we both see languages as a vehicle for better people-to-people communication. 00:00:23
10:01:26 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:06
10:01:32 Soundbite by Androulla Vassiliou (in ENGLISH): Young Europeans are showing a steadily growing interest in learning Mandarin, and last year China implemented the teaching and learning of the 23 EU official languages; I congratulate warmly our Chinese counterpart for this. 00:00:21
10:01:53 Cutaway of a screen 00:00:06
10:01:59 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:06
10:02:05 Exterior view of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) 00:00:12
10:02:18 EU and Chinese flags 00:00:06
10:02:25 General view of the classroom 00:00:06
10:02:31 Arrival of Androulla Vassiliou and welcomed by a member of the faculty (3 shots) 00:00:20
10:02:51 Androulla Vassiliou giving a conference 00:00:06
10:02:57 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:06
10:03:04 Soundbite by Androulla Vassiliou (in ENGLISH): This school is also a beautiful demonstration of what Europe and China can achieve, through partnership, innovation, investment, a lot of mutual confidence and some perseverance. And this is why we have agreed to continue this success for another 20 years. 00:00:22
10:03:26 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:06
10:03:32 Soundbite by Androulla Vassiliou (in ENGLISH): There is so much we can learn from one another. So much we can share. We believe in the value of education, as a vehicle for personal development and fulfilment. As a way of nurturing our traditions, while extending the borders of knowledge. And as the best way to ensure that we will prosper, in the knowledge economy of today and tomorrow. 00:00:30
10:04:02 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:06
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