In September and October 2013, president Xi Jinping, during his visits to central and southeast Asian countries, successively put forth the initiatives of building the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (hereafter referred to as the Belt and Road). The initiatives immediately received utmost attention from the international community. On March 8th, 2015, three ministries under the State Department co-issued Vision and Actions on Jointly Building Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road so as to accelerate building of the Belt and Road, which, for the purpose of peace and common development of the world, aims to promote economic prosperity and regional cooperation as well as exchanges and mutual learning among countries along the routes through coordinated economic policies, free flow of production essential elements, efficient allocation of resources and deep integration of markets. In this systematic project of the century, the role of public education, especially higher education in China, lies in the following endeavors: Actively promoting cooperation and development of education among countries along the Belt and Road, cultivating massive number of talents, fit into and lead the building of the Belt and Road while improving and transforming into a powerhouse of higher education. All these issues require deliberate consideration, thorough research, bold exploration and persistent practice.
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