BEIJING, July 12 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Foundation of International Research, together with the World Pubic Forum "Dialogue of Civilization," will hold an international conference on the "Dialogue of Civilizations and a Harmonious World" in Beijing on July 12.
The conference is aimed to enhance the mutual understanding between China and Russia, and peoples in the world, and discuss important issues in political, economic and cultural fields, in the current world, and promote the world peace, harmony and development.
Zhang Deguang, president of the Chinese Foundation of International Research, and Vladimir Yakunin, president of the World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations", will deliver speeches at the opening session.
The conference will be attended by more than 40 leading experts and scholars from China Institute of International Studies, China Institutes of Contemporary International Studies, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Center for World Affairs Studies of Xinhua News Agency, Nankai University and other celebrated Chinese research institutions and universities, as well as nearly 40 well-known experts and scholars from Russia, India, Austria, Britain, Italy, France, the United States and Canada.
The sponsors of the conference express the hope that the international meeting in Beijing will make positive contributions to peoples in all the countries for opening dialogue of civilizations and together building a harmonious world.
The Chinese Foundation of International Research, founded in 1999 and formed by more than 200 senior diplomats, leading scholars and experts on international studies, as well as noted entrepreneurs, is one of the most influential think tanks of civil diplomacy in China. The aim of the foundation is to promote the strategic studies of the Chinese academic circles on important international issues, and to enhance the academic exchange and cooperation among research institutions at home and abroad.