On December 21, 2017, a ceremony was held for the launching of the Cultural Media and the Rule of Law Research Center of CASS Law Institute and Lanzhou University of Arts and Science. The ceremony was presided over by Professor Zheng Qiangwei, Vice President of Lanzhou University of Arts and Science, and attended by Professor Mo Jihong, Deputy Director of CASS Law Institute, Professor Yan Xiaohui, Secretary of the Party Committee of the University, Professor Liu Renyi, President of the University, leaders of the relevant departments of the university, as well as teachers and students of the university.
At the ceremony, Professor Liu Renyi and Professor Mo Jihong signed a cooperation agreement between CASS Law Institute and Lanzhou University of Arts and Science. In a speech given on behalf of CASS Law Institute, Professor Mo pointed out that the main task of CASS Law Institute is to carry research on basic theories of law science and on the construction of the rule of law in China. The establishment of the Cultural Media and the Rule of Law Research Center enables CASS Law Institute to take advantage of its resources in the field of cultural media and the rule of law to actively support local institutions of higher education to carry out interdisciplinary countermeasure research and academic exchange, assist Lanzhou University of Arts and Science to train talents in the field of cultural media and in the construction the “National Situation of the Rule of Law Investigation Base”. He believed that, through their joint effort, the Institute and the University would be able to push their bilateral cooperation and exchange to a new level and make active contribution to the transitional development of the university and the construction of the rule of law in Gansu Province.
In a speech given on behalf of the University, Professor Pu Dengxue, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of the University, congratulated the establishment of the Center and pointed out that CASS Law Institute, as a national-level legal research institution and think tank, plays an important role in the field of legal research, especially in the research on cultural media law in China. Currently Lanzhou University of Arts and Science is in a critical period of transitional development. The establishment of the Center is one of the important measures for promoting integrated development of the university as well as an important channel for speeding up the transformation of research results and improving the quality of education in the university. After the launching ceremony, Professor Mo gave a lecture to the teachers and students of the University on the characteristics of Xi Jinping’s thought on the socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics in the new era.