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State Councilor proposed educational integration between China and ASEAN

08-04-2010 10:21 BJT

GUIYANG, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong Tuesday proposed that China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) study the feasibility of educational integration at a proper time to ensure the supply of skilled people for the development of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area.

Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong makes a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the first China-ASEAN Education Minister Roundtable Conference and the third China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, Aug. 3, 2010. Liu Yandong proposed on Tuesday that China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) study the feasibility of educational integration at a proper time to ensure the supply of skilled people for the development of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)
Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong makes a keynote speech at the opening ceremony 
of the first China-ASEAN Education Minister Roundtable Conference and the third China-
ASEAN Education Cooperation Week in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou 
Province,Aug. 3, 2010. Liu Yandong proposed on Tuesday that China and the Association 
of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) study the feasibility of educational integration 
at a proper time to ensure the supply of skilled people for the development of the 
China-ASEAN Free Trade Area. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)
Liu, who is also a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), made the remarks at the opening ceremony of the first China-ASEAN Education Minister Roundtable Conference and the third China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province.

China and ASEAN should make efforts to integrate their educational resources, remove obstacles preventing student exchanges and encourage the recognition of academic degrees conferred in respective countries, so as to enhance the attraction and competitiveness of higher education in the region, she said.

"The Chinese government has always attached great importance to educational exchanges and cooperation with the ASEAN nations," she said.

The two sides had established a comprehensive partnership of cooperation in education and developed new methods of educational exchanges with regional characteristics.

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