At 3:00 p.m. on December 11, the 139th On Tao Forum of School of Public Administration was held at Room 634-A, Xingmin building. With the theme of "Consular Protection with Chinese Characteristics", Professor Xia Liping from China Foreign Affairs University, was invited as the keynote speaker, and Professor Xu Kaiyi, vice dean of school of public administration, presided the lecture. Some teachers and students of School of Public Administration attended the lecture.
At the beginning of the lecture, Professor Xia pointed out that the relationship between consular protection and real life was becoming more and more closely, and led the students to review the development of consular protection. Then, Professor Xia explained the concept of consul and consular protection to the students, and emphasized the importance of understanding customs and the danger degree of unfamiliar environment before going abroad. Then, Professor Xia put forward the new situation and challenges of consular protection from the macro and micro levels. At the macro level, consular protection is endowed with new connotation and great mission; at the micro level, the contradiction between supply and demand in consular protection is more prominent. Finally, Professor Xia pointed out that China's consular protection has been developing in the direction of diversifying participation,networking coordination, legalizing management and refining prevention, and the distinctive "whole government" feature is the biggest feature of China's consular protection practice.
In the interactive session, students asked Professor Xia for specific questions, and Professor Xia gave answers patiently and in detail. This lecture was full of academic nature, practicality and interest. It not only broadened students' knowledge, but also made them understand the hard working behind foreign affairs. It helped to cultivate students' spirit of hard working and sincere dedication.