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Xi stresses information technology for education innovations

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-05-23 20:42

QINGDAO - Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for reform and innovation in education in line with development of information and communication technology (ICT) to make all people receive education "anytime, anywhere."

Xi made the remarks in a congratulatory letter to the International Conference on ICT and Post-2015 Education, which opened here Saturday and will last until Monday.

The conference, jointly held by the Ministry of Education and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has attracted participants from more than 90 countries, as well as international organizations and enterprises.

In the letter, Xi welcomed UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova as well as education officials, experts, scholars and businessmen from various countries to attend the conference.

Xi noted that modern information technologies have been changing the way people think, work, live and study, presenting a prospect for the future world.

According to Xi, China has been making persistent effort to push forward ICT to expand the coverage of quality education, vowing to reduce urban-rural and regional gaps and improve education equality.

Noting the importance of talents and education, Xi said China is willing to expand international cooperation and exchange with other countries and help boost the integration of ICT and education.

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