Category: News from China


Knowledge Sharing: the EU-China Regional Innovation Joint Study

The EU-China Regional Innovation Joint Study, supported by previous IUC-Asia programme, is to compare the European and Chinese approaches to regional innovation carrying out a comparative analysis at a general level and also analyzing six best practices of regions/ provinces in China and the EU. It seeks to explore ideas for future cooperation between the European Union and China on...

IURC-China Thematic Webinar: Urban Planning on Innovation District

The IURC-China programme held today its 2nd thematic webinar, the Urban Planning on Innovation District. More than 30 participants from Barcelona, Liuzhou, Beijing, Yangzhou and Xiamen took part. This webinar is a follow up activity to deepen the long cooperation between Barcelona and Liuzhou, two of the IUC pilot cities. The webinar presents the concept, the execution, and its impacts...

The Promotion Ceremony of Rome Garden and Culture & Tourism Exchange Held in IHE Yangzhou

The IURC-China programme held the Promotion Ceremony of Rome Garden and Culture & Tourism Exchange in the International Horticulture Expo 2021 Yangzhou on 8th July. Representatives from Rome Municipality and Yangzhou City Government took part in this event. [caption id="attachment_5885" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Mr. Ramón López Sánchez, Policy Coordinator for International Relations of DG REGIO in European Commission[/caption] Mr. Ramón López...

IURC-China Thematic Webinar: Green and Sustainable Buildings

The IURC-China programme held its first thematic webinar “Green and Sustainable Buildings” on 30th June. Participants from Barcelona, Bologna, Rome, Liuzhou, Beijing, Xiamen, Yangzhou, Yantai joined the event. [caption id="attachment_5633" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Mr. Sebastien PAQUOT, Head of Section - Counsellor Climate and Environment of EU Delegation to China[/caption] Mr. Sebastien PAQUOT, Head of Section - Counsellor Climate and Environment of...

The Inauguration of Mannheim (Rhein-Neckar)-Chongqing Center Strengthens Two Cities’ Relationship

On 21st May, the inauguration of the Mannheim (Rhein-Neckar)-Chongqing Center witnessed the partnership further consolidated. The Center connects the European metropolitan region Rhine-Neckar with the Chinese urban region Chongqing. First Deputy Mayor, Christian Specht, who represented Mannheim at the virtual opening ceremony and initiated the cooperation with Chongqing himself, explained the background: “Mannheim was the first German city to be...

China – Europe Cooperation on Sustainable Innovation and Development Seminar in Chongqing

On 21st May, Chongqing DRC, Administrative Committee of Chongqing Liangjiang New Area, China European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) and IURC-China co-hosted the China - Europe Cooperation on Sustainable Innovation and Development Seminar in Chongqing. [caption id="attachment_7341" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Mr. Shanli Wang, Director of Regional Cooperation Department of Chongqing DRC[/caption] Mr. Shanli Wang, Director of Regional Cooperation Department...

IURC-China Team Discussed with Rome for Co-hosting a Thematic Workshop in Yangzhou and Rome

Follow up with the opening of Yangzhou International Horticulture Expo, IURC-China team discussed with Rome city for co-hosting a thematic workshop held in Rome city and Yangzhou Expo’s Rome Pavilion. The Rome Garden “Hortus Romani” in Yangzhou Expo, showcasing sustainable urban development concepts and best practices, are particularly focusing on energy efficiency, architecture design and public space. [caption id="attachment_4606" align="alignnone"...

The International Horticultural Exposition 2021 Opened on April 8 in Yangzhou

After 5 years of preparations, the Yangzhou International Horticultural Exposition opened on April 8, 2021. IURC-China was honored to participate in this event. The previous phase of IURC-China programme, the IUC-Asia programme was a platform for EU-China urban cooperation. Last year it facilitated the International Horticultural Exposition Yangzhou to invite European cities to take part. Consequently, Barcelona, Nuovo Circondario Imolese...

An Inspirational Cooperation Case: Cargo Railway Connection between Mannheim and Chongqing under IUC Asia Programme

A significant result of city-to-city cooperation under the IUC Asia programme  On the morning of 25th October 2018, the direct connection for freight trains from Mannheim to Chongqing in China was officially put into operation. This is one of the key pilot projects of the Mannheim – Chongqing cooperation within the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) project. [caption id="attachment_6738" align="aligncenter" width="900"] From...