Setting up of the Committee
On 18 September 2018 an official meeting was held to set up the new Foreign Expert Committee under SAFEA.
SAFEA: State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, one of the most powerful organizations in China handling foreign experts.
In the meeting Mr. Wang Lishe, Director of the Project Development Department of China International Talent Exchange Foundation of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, and Mr. Yan Fei, Member of the International Talents Fund of the China International Talent Exchange Foundation, Mr. Li Licheng, the director of the special fund, and Ms. Yang Huan, the deputy director of the special fund, attended and listened to Mr. Gilbert Van Kerckhove’s work introduction on the preparatory stage of the foreign expert committee and the future development plan of the committee.
Introduction of the Foreign Expert Committee under SAFEA
The members of the foreign expert committee are mainly international friends who have won the China Friendship Award. The first batch of 20 members, the first rotating chairman is Mr. Gilbert Van Kerckhove, and there are 7 standing committee members.
The complete title:
Gilbert Van Kerckhove
China International Talent Exchange Foundation
Belt and Road International Talent Fund – Rotating President, Foreign Experts Committee”
State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs
See here the official report in Chinese and in English:
More to come
I will post more background information on the organizations involved in a following post.
The Experts have started to act and reports will be shown in coming posts.