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  Xin Sijin Appointed as Secretary of WUT Party Committee

  On March 21st, WUT held a meeting of faculty and leaders to announce the appointment of the new secretary of WUT Party Committee. Comrade Wang Liying (Discipline Leader?of?Central Commission for Discipline Inspection in the Ministry of Education, Party?Member of the Ministry of Education) announced the decision of appointment by the Ministry of Education. Xin Sijin has been appointed as Secretary of WUT Party Committee. Former Secretary Liu Wei will no long serve as Secretary of WUT Party Committee because of his age. For the same reason, Wan Zhijian will no longer serve as Deputy Secretary of WUT Party Committee.

  Lv Jie, Deputy Director of Department of Personnel of the Ministry of Education; Li Jianhong, Deputy Minister of Department of Organization of Hubei provincial party committee; leaders from the?Second Sector of Personnel Office of the Ministry of Education and Fifth Sector of Ministry of Organization of Hubei Provincial Party committee; WUT leaders, former leaders, academicians, members of two commissions, all middle-level cadres, representatives of professors and representatives of teachers and students attended the meeting. WUT President Zhang Qingjie chaired the meeting.

  Wang Liying delivered a speech on the meeting and highly praised Liu Wei and Wan Zhijian for their devotion and contribution to the development of WUT over the years. She introduced the newly appointed Party Secretary Xin Sijin. Wang also spoke highly of performances of WUT in recent years. She said that Party Group of Ministry of Education and Hubei Provincial party committee attached great importance to the adjustment of party leaders and the decision was made based on discreet consideration and suggestions from various aspects and the overall situation.

  Wang Liying Speaking on the Meeting

  On behalf of Party Group of Ministry of Education, Wang Liying offered four suggestions to WUT. First, to deeply learn and implement spirits of National Ideological and Political Work Conference of Colleges and Universities, to adhere to socialist orientation to running a school and to cultivate talents are the roots of a country. Second, the primary task of enhancing morality and fostering talents should be put into practice, promoting development with “Double First-class” construction of WUT. Third, the cultivation of leaders and talents should be enhanced to construct a team with tremendous strength. The fourth suggestion is to uphold the leadership of the party, pushing forward the comprehensive and strict governance of the Party in depth and breadth. Wang expressed that Party Group hope that leading body of WUT could work closely together to lead faculty and students to further emancipating minds, keeping up with the times and making innovations with greater enthusiasm, higher spirits and more solid working style. Therefore, reform and development of WUT could make new achievements, welcoming a successful opening of 19th Party Congress with brilliant performances.

  Li Jianhong Speaking on the Meeting

  On behalf of Ministry of Organization of Hubei Provincial Party Committee, Li Jianhong fully affirmed and sincerely appreciated work and contribution of Comrade Liu Wei. Li expressed his firm support of decision made by Party Group of Ministry of Education, extended warm congratulations to Xin Sijin as well as sincere appreciation to Wan Zhijian. He wished that WUT could set a broader development view across the nation and even the world with its root in Hubei Province. By setting development plans on higher starting points, promoting construction on higher levels and fully playing roles of expert bases and brain trust, WUT could support three industries with concrete contributions and promote the development of Hubei Province.

  Liu Wei Speaking on the Meeting

  Former Secretary Liu Wei expressed his firm support of decision made by Party Group of Ministry of Education and his sincere appreciation to concerns and trust of Party Group of Ministry of Education, support and coordination of school leading body, tolerance and understanding of faculty and students and help and encouragement of comrades. Liu reviewed outstanding achievements WUT has made in reform and development since the second Party Congress. He sincerely wished that under the leadership of Party Group of Ministry of Education and Hubei Provincial Party Committee, faculty and students should uphold the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics and keep carrying forward spirits of WUTers—“Dare to take responsibility and dare to struggle”. With new thinking patterns, new measures and new impetus, faculty and students should practice new developing concepts, grasp new developing opportunities and save new developing impetus. By solidarity and cooperation and with the spirit of not being afraid of difficulties, the grand goal of “Double First-class” construction would be achieved.

  Xin Sijin Speaking on the meeting

  Newly appointed Party Secretary Xin Sijin expressed his sincere gratitude to great trust and expectations of the organization as well as support and love of faculty and students in his speech. He said that he had been learning and working in WUT for 35 years since 1982. To him, the university is the source of knowledge, the base of career and the stage of development, offering him nourishment. “Being grateful to WUT, paying back to WUT and promoting the construction of WUT with sincere efforts” is always Xin’s largest wish. Xin stated that expectations and requirements of organization were very important to him. He will never forget his initial goals and letting the organization down. By gathering faculty and students with cohesion and grasping opportunities timely, he will strive to promote WUT to new development stages in all areas. On his new position, he will implement the three requirements, including holding the right political direction with conviction, keeping to be fair and honest with discipline in heart and promoting school development with bravery to take responsibility.

  President Zhang Qingjie Speaking on the Meeting

  On behalf of WUT leading body and faculty and students, President Zhang Qingjie expressed his firm support of decision made by Party Group of Ministry of Education and his sincere appreciation to concerns and support of Party Group of Ministry of Education and Hubei Provincial Party Committee to WUT. As the president of WUT, he stated that he would actively coordinated with Xin Sijin and work with other members of leading body to construct a strong leading group of school and work closely with faculty and students. With greater enthusiasm, higher spirits and more solid working style and keeping in mind the spirit of “daring to take responsibility, making pioneering efforts and practicing reform and innovation”, he would promote the rapid development of WUT in all areas and strive for the achievement of the lofty ideal of “building an excellent university to win a worldwide recognition and admiration”.