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Chinese Ambassador to the UK visits Cardiff University

12 July 2022

The Chinese Ambassador to the UK has visited Cardiff University to strengthen ties and discuss closer cooperation.

Zheng Zeguang met with Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Riordan and Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Rudolf Allemann on 7 July.

Mr Zeguang has been Ambassador to the UK since June 2021 and is a Cardiff University alumnus, having studied at the School of Law and Politics in the 1980s.

Professor Allemann said: “Cardiff University enjoys long-standing links with China – thousands of students choose to study a broad range of subjects with us each year and we have strong academic partnerships with many universities there, including with Beijing Normal University, Dalian University of Technology, Peking University and Xiamen University.

“The Ambassador is a strong supporter of UK-China education and research collaboration, and I am confident that his visit will help us to further strengthen our ties and academic exchange for the benefit of both countries.” According to a statement from the Chinese Embassy, Mr Zeguang called Cardiff a “first-class research university in the UK” and praised its “open and diverse campus culture”.

He said China “appreciates Cardiff University’s firm commitment to promoting China-UK educational exchanges and cooperation” and expressed appreciation for the University’s “attention and care” for Chinese students during the pandemic.

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