Political dialog with Qiu Baoxing2016.03.30

Qiu Baoxing, former Vice Minister for Construction of People’s Republic of China and the current direct advisor of the Chinese State Council of Minister President Li Keqiang, met with Wolfang Frey over a personal dinner, focusing on their ongoing technical exchange since 2010.

Since 2007, the former Vice Minister for Construction has been heading the “Chinese Society for Urban Studies” (CSUS) founded in 1984. It is a technical organization that supports the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Construction of the People’s Republic of China. Qiu Baoxing is also the President of the Urban Planning Society of China (UPSC) and the Chairman of the IWA China Committee.

Qiu Baoxing and Wolfgang Frey believe that it is not just the implementation of technical products in construction projects that is important, but even more so the identification of multispectral residents in their urban space employing systematic social space moderation to call a project sustainable for humans and environment. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China introduced this concept in his 2015 address at the World Climate Conference.

As certified senior city planner, guest professor and doctoral advisor, Qiu Baoxing is sought-after in a number of prestigious universities in China such as the Tongji University in Shangai, Tsinghua University in Beijing, where Wolfgang Frey has also lectured. Qiu Baoxing has a doctorate in economics and urban planning. One of his most important publications “Reforming Urban Planning in China’s Urbanisation Process” was translated by Frey Architekten into German and published in Germany.

Qiu Baoxing and Wolfgang Frey are planning to co-author a book soon.

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