Wu Qingwen, member of the Standing Committee of CPC Suzhou Committee and secretary of CPC SIP Working Committee, and his contingent visited Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in SIP on May 13 to learn about the school’s precautions against the coronavirus disease COVID-19.
XJTLU is a cooperative university founded by China’s Xi’an Jiaotong University and the UK’s University of Liverpool in SIP in 2006. It currently enrolls about 17,000 students, including over 1,300 overseas students, and has 700-plus teachers, of whom about 60% come from overseas.
COVID-19 hit the country in January when Chinese students were in their winter vacation. XJTLU soon adopted preventive measures against the epidemic to protect students and faculty members who stayed on the campus during the vacation and later, like other Chinese schools, delayed the spring semester and launched online courses for its students. Now, considering the epidemic has been put under control across the country, the school is planning to first reopen its classes for doctoral candidates meeting related conditions.
In the visit, Wu and his fellows toured around the school’s warehouse to learn about its storage of anti-epidemic supplies, and listened to the school executives’ introductions to a series of plans for reopening. He urged the school authorities to pay high attention to every detail to ensure the safety of the students and faculty members.
May 13, 2020