Hu wraps up US visit with Yale speech
Updated: 2006-04-21 00:17 100 Yale faculty
and students invited
Hu said, "To enhance mutual understanding
between young people and educators of the two countries, I announce with
pleasure here that we have decided to invite 100 Yale faculty members and
students to visit China this summer."
"Young people represent the hope
and future of the world," he said, noting they are full of vitality, new ideas
Hu used an old Chinese saying, which goes "as in the
Yangtze River where the waves behind drive on those before, so a new generation
always excels the last one," to stimulate the young people.
"I sincerely hope that the young
people in China and the United States will join hands and work to enhance
friendship between our two peoples, and together with people of other countries,
create a better world for all," he concluded.
president then expressed his hope that "the young people in China and the United
States will join hands and work to enhance friendship between the two people,
and together with people of other countries, create a better world for all."
Hu also hailed Yale University and its president Richard Levin for their
efforts to promote exchanges between the two peoples, saying "Yale is a
forerunner in conducting China-U.S. educational exchanges and provides an
important platform for cultural exchanges between our two countries."
"Over the past 20 years, Yale has accepted over 4,000 Chinese students
and undertaken more than 80 cooperation projects in culture, science and
technology, and education with China," Hu illustrated.
Yale sent the first group of students to China for internships and some among
them became the first foreign interns to work with China's Palace Museum," he
Yale has a long tradition of links with China, and the first
Chinese student, named Yung Wing, graduated from the university in 1854.
Currently, Yale has more than 60 cooperation programs with more than 45
educational institutions, research organizations and government departments in
16 Chinese cities.
Meanwhile, Chinese students constitute the largest group
of foreign students in Yale, with the number exceeding 600 in 2004.
University was founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School in the home of Abraham
Pierson, its first rector, in Killingworth, Connecticut. In 1887, it became Yale
Yale University, renowned for its long history, its unique
way of teaching, and its excellence in academic pursuit, was the last stop in
Hu's trip to the U.S..
Previous destinations were Seattle and
Washington. On Thursday, Hu and President George W. Bush held talks at the White
House on China-U.S. ties and major world and regional issues.
conclude his four-day visit to the U.S. on Friday afternoon and embark on the
next leg of his five-nation tour, taking him to Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Nigeria