A senior Chinese delegation visited IACA’s campus on Friday to discuss further cooperation in the areas of anti-corruption and compliance, including possible additional joint training activities for professionals from China and other Asian countries.
The delegation was led by Mr. Guo Kailang, Chief Inspector, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. He was accompanied by H.E. Mr. Shi Zhongjun, the country’s Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna. Other officials from the Ministry and the Permanent Mission in Vienna also attended the meeting.
Discussions covered a wide range of issues, including among others IACA’s academic degree programmes, open trainings, and customized “tailor-made” trainings. Previous joint activities include the China-ASEAN Anti-Corruption Workshop co-hosted by IACA and China in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province, in November 2016.
China acceded to the Agreement for the Establishment of IACA as an International Organization in September 2014 and recently pledged financial contributions to help support the Academy’s future work.
Chinese anti-corruption and compliance practitioners have participated in many of IACA’s programmes and trainings, including the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies. In addition, IACA also has frequent visiting faculty members from China and is looking to further strengthen its existing links of cooperation with some of the country’s universities.