Izmail State University of Humanities hosted a meeting of the scientific seminar «Prospects for the development of Ukrainian-Chinese relations: economics and education (regional aspect)», during which two sections were organized.
The main speaker during the meeting of the first section was the director of the center for regional development of the Ukrainian Danube Region, candidate of Geographical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Business and Tourism Management of the University Vyacheslav Todorov. He introduced the participants to the peculiarities of accelerated economic growth and the transformation of the People’s Republic of China into the second economy of the world, as well as the peculiarities of its domestic and foreign policy. He focused on the peculiarities of the country’s scientific and technological progress, primarily due to the effective development of Free Economic Zones and the prospects for restoring the «Great Silk Road». Regarding the prospects for the implementation of the latest Logistics Project «East – West», participants and experts of the scientific seminar noted that the south of the Odessa region has a favorable geographical location, because it is located at the intersection of the main (southern) historical route of the territories of modern countries – India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Turkey and European countries, and the northern route – through the territory of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine. Exit to the Trans-European artery – the Danube River provides communication with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and determines the strategic importance of this region as a priority link in the system of European transport corridors. The south-western part of the Odessa region (between the Danube and Dniester Rivers) is unique, one of the most multiethnic regions in Europe.