Meeting with “Silk Road Sunshine” Students from Ukraine
14 Sep 2017


(Left to right)Professor Wu from Shaanxi Normal University, Professor Song from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Chairman Oleg Sytnyk of the Ukrainian-Chinese Friendship Association, SRCIC Chairman Lu Jianzhong, Professor Ren from Northwest University, SRCIC Secretary General Li Zhonghang, and Financial Analyst Andriy Boyechko


11 September 2017, SRCIC Silk Road Sunshine Fund held a special meeting with the Ukrainian students studying in three universities in Xi'an China.


The meeting was conducted in the Belt and Road Exhibition Hall of the Tang West Market in Xi'an. SRCIC Chairman and President of Tang West Market Group Mr. Lu, SRCIC Secretary General and Executive President of Tang West Market Group Mr. Li, Chairman of the Ukrainian-Chinese Friendship Association Mr. Sytnyk, international financial analyst Mr. Boyechko,Deputy Dean from Xi'an Jiaotong University Ms. Song, Dean from Northwest University Ms. Ren, and Dean from Shaanxi Normal University Mr. Wu were all present at the meeting.


Mr. Lu stated that all three universities are the top institutions in China with international prestige. 1400 years ago, students came to Chang'an from all over the world to learn and to exchange. We have a model Envoy Boat as a proof at the Golden Square of the Tang West Market. President Xi said people to people bond is the social and cultural basis for the Belt and Road construction. We hope you Ukrainian students can be the friendship seeds between Ukraine and China.


Ms. Song from Xi'an Jiaotong University expressed her gratitude for the Silk Road Sunshine Fund and informed the audience that her university has the most excellent professors for the Ukrainian program. She hoped the students will like Xi'an city.


Ms. Ren from the Northwest University said her university likes to work together with SRCIC for the scholarship program to provide quality courses for the Ukrainian students in their four years study. She hoped the program will produce friendship envoys for a closer China-Ukraine cultural relation.


Mr. Wu from Shaanxi Normal University introduced the 50 years history of international student education for the university to show his confidence in making Silk Road Sunshine program a success in students training and cultural learning.


As a gift for the new living experience in a new environment, each student got a mobile phone from Mr. Lu.


At the 2017 Xi'an Silk Road Business Summit, the Ukrainian students were warmly received and their excellent performances were very well applauded.


Mr. Lu with all the Ukrainian students


To know their study and life conditions, Mr. Oleg Sytnyk paid visits to three universities and met with the students before the Summit. His encouragement cheered the students in their study and new experience in China. They are ready to study well and to contribute to the Ukraine–China friendship.


Mr. Oleg Sytnyk, Chairman of the Ukrainian-Chinese Friendship Association, with the scholarship students


On 8 September, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the 2017 Xi'an Silk Road Business Summit between SRCIC and the Lebanese Economic Organizations on SRCIC Silk Road Sunshine Fund, in which, another 30 students from Arab regions will come to study in Xi'an next year. The education and cultural exchange will continue among the Belt and Road countries.