Mushahid Hussain honored ‘Pakistan China Public Diplomacy’ Award in Beijing

Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Chairman, Pakistan-China Institute, is honoured in Beijing by China’s top Tsinghua University with an award for his ‘Outstanding Contribution to Pakistan China Public Diplomacy’. Says a press statement issued today.

Photo-MHS_Award_China_Sep-1-2013The award was given by Ms Yang Yanyi, Assistant Minister in the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Professor Li Xiguang, Director Tsinghua University International Centre for Communication during a seminar of China Pakistan Think Tanks held in Beijing, Capital of China. In the citation for the Award, Tsinghua University listed the singular and proactive role of Senator Mushahid Hussain in his capacity as Chairman of the Pakistan-China Institute, established since 2009 as a non-governmental, non-political and non-party organisation to launch people-to-people initiatives between Pakistan and China. The Pakistan-China Institute has become the principal non-official platform to promote relations between the two countries in culture, education, youth, women, media, Chinese language promotion as well as other areas of relations between the two peoples. Pakistan-China Institute has a daily newsletter, Nihao-Salam, providing information on current developments in bilateral relations, the only organisation providing such a public service on relations with China, and is the first Pakistani organisation to have a bilingual website, YouLin, in both English and Chinese, apart from a joint venture to publish a cultural monthly.

The seminar was organized by China’s Tsinghua University, International Center for Communication, and it was attended by leading scholars, intellectuals and former policy makers of both countries. The seminar highlighted prospects of Strategic Cooperation between the China and Pakistan after the announcement of China Pakistan Economic corridor by the premieres of China and Pakistan in July 2013.

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