On April 1st, 2017, Huaqiao College of the Open University of China (OUC), oriented toward Chinese living overseas, Chinese and their family members returned from overseas, and Chinese learners across the globe, was established in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. This signifies Chengdu’s development into a city of national importance, a key hub connecting China with the world, as well as an important channel to spread Chinese culture.

Huaqiao College, headquartered in Chengdu, is sponsored by the OUC, with support from the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, co-organised by the Chengdu Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, and undertaken by Chengdu RTVU. Huaqiao College aims to offer education via the latest online technology, spreading Chinese culture through education, serving society by integrating different cultures and distributing Chinese voices.

Guided by the general development goals of the federation of returned overseas Chinese, as well as relying on the OUC’s Chinese teaching resources and the advantages of the MyEChinese online teaching platform, the OUC’s Huaqiao College plays a leading role among open universities constructing a lifelong educational system and a learning-oriented society, promoting “Internet Plus Chinese Language and Cultural Education,” and implementing degree and non-degree education training and activities for overseas Chinese, returned overseas Chinese, their families, and worldwide Chinese learners through a modern, open, distance education model combining both online and offline resources.

Qiao Wei, vice chairman of the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, Liu Chen, the OUC’s vice president, Liu Yiqin, chairman of the Sichuan Provincial Returned Overseas Chinese Federation, Wang Kang, Sichuan Department of Education’s inspector, Ren Yangxie, deputy director of Chengdu Municipal People’s Congress, Chen Lei, general supervisor of Chengdu’s municipal government, Zhao Gang, secretary of Chengdu RTVU’s Party Committee, and Zhou Jiping, president of Chengdu RTVU all attended the inauguration ceremony.

By Chendu RTVU