ECNUer in the documentary Going Forward Together for 15 Years


The year 2021 marks the 15th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Montenegro. The Croatian Language Department of the China Media Group has produced a special micro-documentary titled Going Forward Together for 15 Years to celebrate this event of special significance to the friendship between China and Montenegro.  

In the third episode of the documentary, Janko Šćepanović, a Montenegrin postdoctoral fellow from the School of Politics and International Relations of ECNU, illustrated President Đukanović’s high evaluation of China-Montenegro friendship by sharing his study, work, and life in China from the perspective of a young Montenegrin scholar. 

Janko came to China in September 2016 to pursue his Ph.D. in International Politics at Fudan University with the help of Chinese government scholarship and received his Ph.D. in June 2020. In view of his research achievements in Russian foreign policy and other fields, he joined the School of Politics and International Relations of ECNU. Under the guidance of his co-supervisor Prof. Liu Jun, Janko continues his academic career in China and continues to act as a practitioner of Sino-Montenegro friendship. 

Janko deeply cherishes his experience of studying and working in China. 

The scholars I met at Fudan University and ECNU have provided valuable insights into my work, especially their views on China’s relationship with Central Asia and Russia, regionalism and similar topics. In the future, I hope to continue my interaction with Chinese people and other colleagues at ECNU to expand my understanding of these interesting topics.

As a young Montenegrin scholar living in China, Janko has the most intuitive perception and expectation of China-Montenegro friendship. 

Since the independence in 2006, the relationship between Montenegro and China has gradually developed.  About 20 years ago, few people in my country knew much about China. However, the experiences and travels of Montenegrins who have studied or worked in China and Chinese living in Montenegro over the past 10 years have enabled the two countries to get closer and enhance the
understanding of our citizens of the two countries.

Going Forward Together for 15 Years (bilingual) has been broadcast on Radio iTelevizija Crne Gore (RTCG) at 22:00 local time every evening from December 15th to December 17th, and has been launched simultaneously on CRI Online and

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Source: China Media Group

Author: Xu Xincheng

Copy editor: Philip Nash

Editor: Li Mengjie


East China Normal University