On October 31, 2017, the Director of Odessa Regional Institute for Public Administration of the National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine Mr. Mykola Izha, Humanitarian and Socio-Political Studies Department Assistant Professor Mrs. Larysa Kurnosenko and International Relations Department Head Andrii Maiev took part in the “The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China: China and the Outside World” round-table discussion on invitation of the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Odessa. The event was attended by Odessa's higher educational institutions representatives, journalists and famous scientists interested in the Chinese issues.
In the beginning of the round-table discussion, the Consul General of PRC in Odessa Ms. Zhao Xiangzhong presented a speech to inform the attendees about the results of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China having been taking place in Beijing on October 18 - 24, 2017. The Chinese diplomat emphasized that due to realizing the reforms policy and openness, her country achieved considerable success during the recent decades. Thus, huge progress has been reached in tackling poverty, overcoming corruption, attracting the foreign investments, developing the hi-tech industry spheres. It was especially emphasized that the People's Republic of China is building its relations with the other countries basing on peaceful coexistence and respect towards the sovereignty and territorial integrity.
After the Consul General's speech, a discussion was organized for the attendees to express their thoughts regarding the stated issues, and share their impressions of China. In particular, Mr. Izha emphasized that the PRC's success is largely conditioned by the Chinese people’s hard work and each worker's responsible attitude towards one's duties. On top of that, the Head of ORIPA NAPA under the President of Ukraine stressed that China has an effective system of training and advanced training of the managerial staff, and a lot of attention is devoted to developing this system.
After the round-table discussion, all of the participants thanked Ms. Zhao Xiangzhong for the invitation, and flawless management of the event.

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