Address by the Baoding Municipal People's Government at the Media Briefing for the "Belt and Road" International Forum on Vocational Education
December 13, 2023Dear friends from the media,首先，欢迎大家参加“一带一路”职业教育国际论坛媒体吹风会，衷心感谢各位媒体朋友长期以来对保定的关注、支持和帮助。To begin with, I wish to extend a heartfelt welcome to all of you who are participating in the media briefing for the "Belt and Road" International Forum on Vocational Education. I would like to sincerely thank our media friends for their long-standing attention, support and assistance to Baoding.“一带一路”职业教育国际论坛是深入贯彻落实习近平总书记关于共建“一带一路”的重要指示精神和党中央关于促进职业教育国际化发展的具体举措。本次论坛，将主会场设在保定，这是对保定的深切关怀、充分信任和大力支持。保定是区位特殊、备受关怀的“京畿重地”。保定以“保卫大都，安定天下”得名，中心城区距京津均为140公里左右，距石家庄120公里左右，素有“都南屏翰、冀北干城”之称。党的十八大以来，习近平总书记4次踏上保定大地，给予保定巨大政治关怀。作为京津冀世界级城市群中的区域性中心城市，在推动京津冀协同发展、构建京雄保一体化发展新格局上，保定大有可为。保定是历史悠久、钟灵毓秀的“文化名城”。保定有三千多年历史，是尧帝故里。元设保定路，明建保定府，清为直隶总督署，造就了祖冲之、关汉卿、郦道元、王实甫等诸多名人志士。保定具有厚重的书院文化和红色文化，体育全国闻名，培养了钱红、郭晶晶、庞伟、王涵等24位世界冠军，是全国唯一获得“奥运冠军之城”和“全国全民运动健身模范市”两张体育金名片的城市。保定是品质为先、宜居宜业的“山水保定”。保定素有“群山西峙，众水东瀛”的美誉，西倚太行山，东临华北明珠白洋淀，山清水秀，气候宜人。境内拥有野三坡、白石山、清西陵等5A级景区3处，狼牙山等4A级景区14处，是国家森林城市、国家历史文化名城、中国优秀旅游名城，正全力打造山地度假、山水休闲、文创康养、全域旅游目的地。保定是产业发达、创新创业的“低碳城市”。保定是全国创新驱动发展示范市，是世界自然基金会和国家发改委确定的低碳试点城市，是首批国家燃料电池汽车示范试点城市群城市，跻身全国数字经济百强城市。聚焦“医车电数游”、被动式超低能耗建筑和都市农业七大主导产业，正在全力构建“7+18+N”现代产业体系，低碳和创新成为城市发展的“新引擎”。同时，保定也是充满活力、未来可期的“大学城”。有19所高校、28万大学生，高校数量在全国地级市中居于前列。特别是，我们有高职院校6所，在校生5.5万人；中职学校63所，在校生13.3万人，全省中等职业教育质量提升工程项目学校17所，数量位居全省第一，中职学校在校生规模稳居全省前三。2021年，教育部和河北省人民政府联合发文，决定共同开展保定市国家职业教育改革试点建设，以打造职业教育改革创新亮点，探索市域职业教育改革新模式。The "Belt and Road" International Forum on Vocational Education is a concrete initiative to fully implement the important directives of General Secretary Xi Jinping on making joint contribution to the "Belt and Road" initiative and represents the CPC Central Committee's efforts to drive the international development of vocational education. Setting the main venue of the forum in Baoding is a testament to their deep concern, unwavering trust, and robust support for the city. Baoding, as a strategically located and highly valued area, is considered a vital gateway to Beijing. The city acquired the name "Baoding" due to its function that "defends the capital and stabilizes the world." Its central urban area is situated approximately 140 kilometers from both Beijing and Tianjin, and around 120 kilometers from Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei Province. Baoding is hailed as the "Southern Fortress of the Capital and the Northern Castle of Hebei." Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party, General Secretary Xi Jinping has visited Baoding four times, showing great political concern for the city. Positioned as a regional central city within the world-class Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei megacity cluster, Baoding holds considerable potential in advancing the collaborative development of the region and establishing a new framework for integrated development between Beijing, Xiong'an New Area, and Baoding. Baoding, a city steeped in history and endowed with beautiful landscapes and exceptional talents, is acclaimed as a "city of cultural excellence." With a history spanning over three thousand years, it is the birthplace of Emperor Yao. It was designated as Baoding Road in the Yuan Dynasty, established as Baoding Prefecture in the Ming Dynasty, and served as the residence of the Viceroy of Zhili in the Qing Dynasty, fostering numerous prominent figures such as Zu Chongzhi, Guan Hanqing, Li Daoyuan, and Wang Shifu. Baoding boasts a rich heritage of academy and revolutionary culture, while gaining national recognition for its outstanding sports achievements. It has produced 24 world champions, including Qian Hong, Guo Jingjing, Pang Wei, and Wang Han. As the only city in the nation awarded the prestigious titles of "City of Olympic Champions" and "National Model City for Public Fitness," Baoding has firmly established itself as a sporting powerhouse. Baoding, known as a "city of picturesque mountains and rivers," prioritizes quality and offers a harmonious living and working environment. With a reputation for being a place where "mountains proudly rise in the west while waters gracefully flow in the east," Baoding is nestled amidst the majestic Taihang Mountains and graced by the sparkling Baoyang Lake. With its stunning natural beauty, tranquil waters, and pleasant climate, it is a truly remarkable place. Baoding is home to three 5A tourist attractions, including the captivating Yesanpo Scenic Site, Baishi Mountain, and Qing West Imperial Tombs, as well as fourteen 4A scenic areas such as the majestic Langya Mountain. It proudly holds the titles of a National Forest City, a National Historical and Cultural City, and an outstanding tourist city of China. Baoding is currently committed to developing into a mountainous resort, a serene retreat for nature appreciation, a hub for cultural and creative experiences and personalized care services, and all-for-one tourist destination. Baoding is widely recognized as the "low-carbon city" where remarkable strides have been made in economic development and entrepreneurship. It serves as a national model city for innovation-driven development and has been designated as a low-carbon pilot city by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature and the National Development and Reform Commission. Baoding is also part of the first batch of national demonstration pilot cities for fuel cell electric vehicles and ranks among the top 100 cities in China's digital economy. Focusing on seven leading industries, including life and health, hydrogen-powered and intelligent connected vehicles, electric power manufacturing, big data services, and cultural tourism, as well as passive ultra-low-energy buildings, and urban agriculture, Baoding is fully committed to constructing a modern industrial system known as "7 + 18 + N." The city is embracing low-carbon initiatives and innovation to drive its urban development. Baoding is also a vibrant and promising "University City." With 19 universities and a student population of 280,000, Baoding ranks among the top cities in terms of the number of higher education institutions. Particularly noteworthy are the 6 vocational colleges with 55,000 students and 63 secondary vocational schools with 133,000 students. Baoding is also home to 17 schools that are part of the provincial project to enhance the quality of secondary vocational education, making it the top-ranking city in the province in terms of the quantity and among the top three in terms of student enrollment in the province in this aspect. In 2021, the Ministry of Education and the Hebei Provincial People's Government issued a joint statement, announcing the implementation of the national vocational education reform pilot in Baoding. The objective is to showcase innovative aspects of vocational education reform and explore new models of vocational education reform at the municipal level.为全面做好论坛承办工作，我们成立了由中华职教社、保定市、雄安新区三方共同组成的论坛筹委会和工作领导小组，下设“一办十二组”，具体负责综合协调、会务筹备、文字资料、宣传报道、志愿服务、嘉宾接待、现场观摩、项目对接、特色演出、车辆保障、后勤保障、环境提升等各项工作，确保呈现一场精彩纷呈、成果丰硕的论坛活动。目前，各项筹备工作正在高标准、高效率推进。我们将倍加珍惜这次千载难逢的机会，进一步提高政治站位，凝聚各方智慧和力量，精心精细做好各项筹备工作，努力把论坛办出水平、办出特色。同时，更通过“一带一路”职业教育国际论坛搭建的平台，加强对话交流，借鉴先进经验，推动项目合作，在园区建设、产教融合、职普融通等方面积极探索职业教育体制机制创新，创造可复制、可推广的职教改革保定经验，全力打造职业教育改革样板和职业教育国际品牌。To ensure the successful organization of the forum, we have established a forum preparatory committee and a preparatory work leadership group, comprising the China Vocational Education Association, Baoding City, and Xiong'an New Area. Under these two bodies, there are twelve sub-groups in charge of comprehensive coordination, conference preparation, document management, publicity, volunteer services, guest reception, on-site observation, project connections, featured performances, vehicle support, logistical support, and environmental enhancements. Our goal is to deliver an outstanding and fruitful international vocational education forum. Currently, all the preparations are being carried out with high standards and efficiency. We will cherish this rare opportunity, as well as further firm up our political stance, pool the wisdom and strength of all stakeholders, meticulously plan and execute all preparations, and make every effort to make the forum a distinct and exceptional event with a resounding success. Furthermore, we will strengthen dialogue and exchange by leveraging the platform of the "Belt and Road" International Forum on Vocational Education. This will enable us to learn from advanced experiences, promote project cooperation, actively explore innovation in the vocational education system and mechanisms in areas such as park construction, industry-education integration, and vocational-general education connectivity. We aim to create replicable and scalable experiences of vocational education reform in Baoding, and strive to build a model of vocational education reform and an international brand of vocational education.各位媒体朋友，再有一周的时间，“一带一路”职业教育国际论坛将在保定开幕，欢迎各位媒体朋友莅临保定进行采访、指导工作，我们将为大家提供周到细致的服务保障工作。Dear media friends, with just one more week to go, the Belt and Road International Forum for Vocational Education will kick off in Baoding. We sincerely invite all media friends to come to Baoding for interviews and guidance. We will provide comprehensive and considerate service to ensure that everything runs smoothly.