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Vice-premier attends opening ceremony of China-ASEAN education event

Updated: Aug 1,2016 8:19 PM     english.gov.cn

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong addresses the opening ceremony of the 9th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week & the 2nd China-ASEAN Education Ministers Roundtable Conference on Aug 1 in Guiyang, capital city of southwest China’s Guizhou province. [Photo/Xinhua]

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong made a keynote speech during the opening ceremony of the 9th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week on Aug 1, held in the southwestern city of Guiyang. She said education had been one of the highlights of increasing cooperation between the two sides in recent years.

China and ASEAN have hosted Education Cooperation Week for eight consecutive years, and have signed over 800 cooperation deals, according to Liu.

She said that China and ASEAN can share resources and draw on each others’ strengths in education for mutual benefit.

She suggested the two sides could improve cooperation to draw on each others’ strategies, build branding to expand the influence of education week, and enrich forms of exchanges to lift the level of cooperation in basic education, vocational education and linguistic education.

Liu also proposed a China-ASEAN maritime silk road scholarship to elevate student exchanges between China and ASEAN.

Over 1,400 people from China and ASEAN countries attended the opening ceremony.

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