China hosts young overseas Sinologists

Eighteen scholars from 15 countries including the United States and France on Tuesday completed a research visit in Beijing for overseas Sinologists. Jointly held by the Ministry of Culture and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the visit included lectures by Chinese scholars from prestigious universities and institutes. According to the ministry, lectures covered various […]

Russia and China to establish joint university

Russia and China to establish joint university

China will open the first Russian-Chinese university jointly with Moscow State University (MSU) in Shenzhen in 2016. All the costs of construction, equipment and management fee of the university will be covered by China. MSU Rector Viktor Sadovnichii said that courses in the new university will be conducted in three languages ​​- Russian, Chinese and […]

China’s first autonomous university issues diplomas

China’s first autonomous university issues diplomas

South University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC), the country’s first autonomous university, has issued diplomas to two graduates, marking an achievement in the country’s higher education reform. Wang Jiale, 17, and He Minghao, 22, who were enrolled in March 2011, passed their dissertation defense and graduated from the school one year early on […]

Asian libraries agree on resource share

Asian libraries agree on resource share

Librarians from China and other Asian countries have agreed on strengthening collaboration and promoting resource sharing in the digital era. More than 80 chief librarians and representatives from Asian countries and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions signed the Declaration of Kunming at the Asian Library Curator Forum, which kicked off Tuesday in […]

4th Chongqing Model United Nations Conference opens

The 4th Chongqing Model United Nations Conference (CQMUNC) opened in Chongqing Library over August 9 to 11, 2013. Activities during the conference included modeling the UN’s operation method, discussion procedure and role-playing as diplomats. Over 200 students exchanged their views on 7 international hot issues such as the global food crisis, and finally reached a […]

New collection of Chinese prose published in Russia

A new collection of the 20th century Chinese prose has been published in Russia. The new collection, entitled “Border Town: 20th Century Chinese Prose,” was co-published on Tuesday by the Confucius Institute of St. Petersburg State University and local publishing house Karo. The book features previously untranslated stories by Lao She, Shen Congwen, Xu Xu […]

Education, rural area upgrade key for China’s sustainable growth: economist

Jennifer Blanke, chief economist of the World Economic Forum (WEF), said here Monday that China’s economy would become one of the world’s most competitive ones. In an exclusive interview with Xinhua held at the sidelines of Dubai’s two-day Government Summit, which runs in its inaugural edition, Blanke said that China has put great emphasis on […]

China ends free postgrad tuition

The State Council, or China’s cabinet, on Wednesday announced that the country will begin to charge tuition fees for all its postgraduate students while offering more flexible choices of student financial aid. Starting from the fall semester of 2014, all newly matriculated postgraduates in Chinese universities will be charged tuition fees, the cabinet said in […]

Chinese grads eye smaller cities: report

College graduates in China prefer to work in second-tier cities and at state-run enterprises (SOEs), a new employment report has suggested. Only 42 percent of those who graduated in 2012 hope to work in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, which are recognized as China’s most competitive cities. Some 53.8 percent of 2011 grads targeted work in […]

French Revolution book popular in China

A 156-year-old historical book on the French Revolution has become a surprise hit in China, where readers have found “links” in the subject matter to their own country’s realities. “The Old Regime and the French Revolution,” written by Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville around 1856, has become a bestseller, according to the Commercial Press, which first […]

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