NUST sets up Chinese learning centre

STAFF REPORT ISB: The National University of Sciences and Technology has established a Chinese Studies Centre (CSC) at its School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

The university administration said the centre will serve as a centre of excellence, and will undertake studies in Chinese society, strategy, politics, language, economy, culture, defence, diplomacy, environment and science and technology.

In addition, the centre will undertake studies dealing with various aspects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, as well as provide technical input to the government in general, and relevant organisations in particular regarding the projects development.

The centre will also offer courses in Chinese development. In addition, the centre will hold seminars and conferences on various aspects of the Pak-China relationship.

The centre is headed by recently retired ambassador Syed Hasan Javed, who has spent nearly 10 years in China on two diplomatic assignments.

Javed has authored two books on the Chinese language, and has a deep understanding of the culture, society, economics, politics and diplomacy of the country.

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