On April 18, 2015, the 13th Conference on International Exchange of Professionals kicked off in Shenzhen. During the opening ceremony, the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs held the Certificate Presentation Ceremony for State Specially Recruited Experts (Thousand Talent Plan). YI Weimin, Minister of Human Resources and Social Security, conferred the certificates to 17 experts who were selected into the 4th group of the “Thousand Talent Plan”, including Prof. Yukio Tamura from BJTU. MA Kai (Vice Premier and member of the CPC Central Committee) and HU Chunhua (CPC Secretary of Guangdong province and member of the CPC Central Committee) were present at the ceremony.
On the afternoon of April 18, the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs organized a seminar on “Thousand Talent Plan”. During the seminar, Prof. Yukio Tamura introduced the scientific research, talent cultivation and participation in several national-level research projects with related experts and scholars since he came to BJTU, which has got unanimous recognition from all the leaders and experts. ZHANG Jianguo, Head of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, summed up in his address that we should continue to improve the advice mechanism of foreign experts as well as the work network of the Foreign Experts Advisory Committee. He hoped that the foreign experts would continue to follow China’s development and give impetus to the economy and social development.