MOE held a press conference in Beijing to introduce progress made through efforts to step up Party capacity-building at higher education institutions (HEIs)[Photo/Zhang Jinsong]
On May 28, the MOE held a press conference in Beijing to introduce progress made through efforts to step up Party capacity-building at higher education institutions (HEIs). The conference was attended by Zhang Donggang, Director of the Department for Moral Education under the MOE, and a number of secretaries of university Party committees. MOE spokesperson Xu Mei served as moderator at the conference.
The conference was an opportunity review progress achieved by HEIs across the country in the “Party Capacity-building Year 2018”, designated by the MOE Party Group in an effort to implement the “Education Endeavor 2018” initiative and the “Grass-root Level Party Capacity-building” Initiative. Zhang elaborated on a number of major guidance documents issued by the MOE on developing the capacity of HEI Party committees and secretaries. Wang Hongyuan, Secretary of the Beijing Forestry University Party Committee, outlined reforms and innovations that the university had brought to Party capacity-building efforts. Lv Zhigang, Secretary of the Party Committee of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Tsinghua University, described how Party committees at department and college levels had played a leading role in facilitating Tsinghua’s drive to become a world’s top university. Yuan Hong, Secretary of the Party Subcommittee of the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the College of Chemistry at Central China Normal University, briefly introduced the leading roles assumed by the university’s party secretaries in Party committee capacity development and academic research. Ren Bo, Secretary of Party Committee of Chongqing City Management College, outlined measures taken to optimize the organization of Party branch committees to boost their role in providing support to talent building. Jin Qiuping, Secretary of the Party Committee of Taihu University, elaborated how party committees guided the healthy development of the university as a privately run higher education institution over the past few years.