Jean-Pierre Raffarin became Doctor Honoris Causa of Beihang University25/11/2011
This ceremony was attended by HU Lingyun, Party Secretary, HUAI Jinpeng, President of Beihang University, Patrick Chedmail representing the Group of Écoles Centrales and the École Centrale Beijing co-directors: XIONG Zhang and Jean Dorey.
For the occasion, the École Centrale Beijing set up a booth with two photographic exhibitions: one around the Jean-Pierre Raffarin’s visit to École Centrale beijing and the other showing former Prime Minister activities in China.
In his speech, Jean-Pierre Raffarin emphasized the French training of engineers and its specificity. He also insisted on the special character of the Sino-French relations.
Before the ceremony, 25 businessmen (owners of small and medium sized enterprises, lawyers and representatives of large industrial groups), who accompanied Jean-Pierre Raffarin, attended the presentation of École Centrale Beijing made by Jean Dorey.