The 40th Anniversary of the Restoration of Shaanxi Academy of Social Sciences and the " Belt and Road " Chang’an Think Tank Forum was grandly held in Xi'an on December 11st. Hu Heping, Secretary of the Shaanxi Provincial Party Committee of the Communist Party of China, made important instructions to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the restoration of Shaanxi Academy of Social Sciences, and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences sent a congratulatory letter. Niu Yibing, Minister of the Publicity Department of the Shaanxi Provincial Committee of the CPC, Fang Guanghua, Deputy Governor of Shaanxi Provincial People's Government, Bai Aying, Former Vice Governor of Shaanxi Province, and Ma Yuan, Director of Scientific Research Bureau of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, attended the meeting. Si Xiaohong, President of Shaanxi Academy of Social Sciences and Zhou Feng, Secretary of the Party Committee of Shaanxi Academy of Social Sciences, delivered a speech respectively. More than 300 leaders, experts and scholars from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Jeju Research Institute of Korea, the Provincial and Municipal Academies of Social Sciences, the provincial bureaus, universities, research institutes, etc., attended the meeting.
Fang Guanghua, Deputy Governor of Shaanxi Province, read the important instruction of Hu Heping. The instruction pointed out that for the past 40 years, the Shaanxi Academy of Social Sciences has adhered to the correct direction of running the academy, and has made positive contributions to the prosperity of the province's philosophy and social sciences and the promotion of the province's economic and social development. He hopes the academy can take this opportunity to thoroughly study and implement Xi Jinping's thoughts of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, firmly establish people-centered ideas, promote high-quality economic development, advance the governance system and the modernization of governance capabilities, strengthen basic theoretical research and applied countermeasure research and provide strong theoretical support and intellectual support for Shaanxi to catch up and surpass in the new era. The instructions are not only a great encouragement to our academy, but also indicate the direction for the province's philosophy and social science workers to move forward and work hard.
After the opening ceremony, all participants attended the keynote speech of the “Belt and Road” Chang’an Think Tank Forum, focusing on the theme of “40 Years of Wind and Rain, Striving for a New Era”.
Li Houqiang, Secretary of the Party Committee of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences of CPC, took the theme of "Sichuan-Shaanxi cooperation across the Qinling Mountains" as the theme, pointing out that in the new era, Sichuan-Shaanxi cooperation must break through the thinking restrictions of "city wall thinking" and "basin awareness", the factor restrictions of "system barriers" and "traffic barriers", the collaboration restrictions of "difficult integration" and "inadequate cooperation", the connotation restrictions of "homogeneous competition" and "dislocation development" and the innovation restrictions of "backwardness in the western region" and "weak ability". Besides, the two provinces should cooperate in competition, and forge win-win situation in cooperation and make new contributions to the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative.
The morning conference ended successfully in a grand and warm atmosphere. In the afternoon, the “Belt and Road” Chang’an Think Tank Forum continued with three parallel themes: “Think Tank Construction”, “Economic Development” and “Social Culture”.