2 July 2018
His Excellency Ambassador of the People's Republic of China Ni Jian received a delegation from the University of Sharjah led by His Excellency Prof. Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy, Chancellor of the University. Accompanying H.E. were Dr. Salah Taher, Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs; Dr.Tarek Merabtene, Acting Director of the Office of International Relations at the University; and Dr. Shao Jin Shao, Department of International Relations at the University of Sharjah.
During the meeting, Prof. Al Naimiy briefed the Chinese Ambassador on the agreements signed between the University of Sharjah and various Chinese research institutions and universities. One agreement was with Zhejiang University, where both parties agreed on establishing joint academic programs in E-Commerce. The University of Sharjah also signed an agreement Xi'an Jiaotong University wherein the Language Institute at the University will prepare a comprehensive program to teach Arabic language to Chinese students and in return, teach the Chinese language at the Institute.
The Chinese Ambassador expressed his interest in the University of Sharjah's project with Xi'an Jiaotong University. He stressed that the University of Sharjah is the first to support the aspirations of the students who are currently looking forward to study the Chinese language, especially in the early levels of education. He also supported the efforts made by the University to promote cooperation with Chinese scientific centers, institutes, and universities. The Ambassador also commended the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of University of Sharjah, of developing the Arab and Islamic culture in Sharjah.