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Premier Li Keqiang praises YSU graduate from the School of Arts and Design for his deeds in innovation and entrepreneurship



[News from the News Center] From Nov. 14-15, Premier Li Keqiang carried out inspection at Jingdezhen Taoxichuan Maker, accompanied by Liu Qi, Party Secretary of Jiangxi Province, and Yi Lianhong, Governor of Jiangxi Province. During the inspection, Premier Li Keqiang communicated with Yang Liqian, a maker at Jingdezhen Taoxichuan Maker, who graduated from the YSU School of Arts and Design. Premier Li praised Yang Liqian’s performance in innovation and entrepreneurship, and encouraged him, together with other makers, to continue business start-ups and innovation and realize their own dreams, and to build Jingdezhen intoa porcelain city of the world.  

Screenshot of the news report on Nov. 15

Premier Li Keqiang is communicating with Yang Liqian.

Yang Liqian, who graduated from YSU School of Arts and Design in 2014 majoring in visual communication design, set up Jingdezhen Liqian Ceramic Culture Communication Co., Ltd. in 2015 and now serves as the standing director of Jingdezhen Ceramic Art Artists Association. In June 2015, Yang Liqian donated 50 sets of ceramics of Baymax to YSU, encouraging students in lower grades to be self-employed. Yang accepted a live interview by Jingdezhen TV Station for outstanding maker in Jingdezhenin January 2017, and he was interviewed as arepresentativeof excellentmakers by media including CCTV News, People’s Daily, and Phoenix Satellite TVin April 2017. Besides, Yang Liqian won the excellent prize of the 1st“Golden Brush” National Painting and Calligraphy Competition in 2017, and in 2018 won theexcellent prize of the1st Jingdezhen Ceramics Design Competition.  

Yang Liqian was interviewed as a representative of excellent makers by CCTV News, on April 4, 2017.  

Yang Liqian introduced his entrepreneurial experience to Zhao Shaohua, former Vice Minister of Ministry of Culture.  

(Photos above from School of Arts and Design)

In recent years, YSU School of Arts and Design has been adhering to the educational idea of “strengthening areas of weakness, promoting construction ofinternal culture, and improving the strength of disciplines”, and insisting on the strategy of “getting strengthened with talents, pursuingprosperitythrough scientific research, winning honors by innovation, and being profound in culture”.In addition,the School focuses on deepening the reform of innovation and entrepreneurship education, improving the quality of innovation and entrepreneurship education, and continuously promoting the ability of management and education. It now has significantly improved theinnovation and entrepreneurship education with “characterized education, innovative personnel training, international vision, refined management, and society-oriented services”, bringing many outstanding makers active in the forefront of innovation and entrepreneurship.  

[Translated by Xing Tong]

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