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China funds Palestinian students with more scholarships

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-04-01 15:49
RAMALLAH - China will provide Palestinian students with more government scholarships to study in China, Chinese Vice-Premier Liu Yandong said on Thursday.

Liu made the announcement during her visit to the Faisal Al-Husseine Basic School for girls in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

China attaches great importance to cultural and educational cooperation with Palestine, and the Chinese government provides 100 scholarships each year for Palestinians to study in China based on the signed agreement, Liu said.

Together with the promise of increasing the number of scholarships, Liu invited 15 Palestinian young researchers to China to carry out joint research projects.

Moreover, she also invited 60 Palestinian primary school and middle school students to join a Chinese language and culture camp in China this year, adding China is willing to provide help to Chinese language teaching in Palestine.

During her visit to a Palestinian school, Liu said with passion that Palestinian children deserve a quiet study desk as well as good education, just like other children around the world.

China has always supported the Palestinian people for the restoration of their legitimate national rights, and the Palestinian people should establish an independent state of their own and live happily with dignity, she continued.

Liu expressed her belief that the traditional friendship between China and Palestine will carry forward with the help of youths.

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