China’s Vice Premier Liu Yandong Awards Scholarships to Black Students

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    Mr. Alexander Tzang, special advisor to the China-US Exchange Foundation (CUSEF); Dr Beverly Hogan, president of Tougaloo College; Cong. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18); Dr. Norman Francis, president of Xavier University of Louisiana; CBC Chairman Marcia Fudge (OH-11); Cong. Cedric Richmond (LA-2); Vice Premier Liu Yandong; Cong. Elijah Cummings (MD-7); Dr. Wayne Frederick, interim president of Howard University; Dr. David Wilson, president of Morgan State University; Ms. Julia Wilson, CEO and founder of Wilson Global Communications and appointed liaison representative for CUSEF

    In an historic move Wednesday, Nov. 20 on Capitol Hill, China’s highest-ranking government official overseeing education, awards scholarships to students in Congressional Black Caucus districts to study in China.

    Meeting on The Hill featured China’s Vice Premier Liu Yandong announcing collaborations for study in China with the CBC and Historically Black Colleges & Universities in support of President Barack Obama’s 100,000-Strong Initiative in China and ongoing efforts by the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation

     (WASHINGTON) – In a historic move, China’s highest-ranking education leader, Vice Premier Madam Liu Yandong, announced the award of 400 two-week scholarships over four years to students in districts of the Congressional Black Caucus, to study in China. The Chinese government also will provide 1,000 scholarships to Historically Black Colleges and Universities  for longer-term study in China, ranging from three months to two years, for undergraduate or postgraduate studies.

     “We hope that our collaboration with the Congressional leaders and universities and colleges will go a long way towards people-to-people exchanges between the U.S. and China,” said Madame Liu Yandong, Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China. “I’m here to announce a decision by the Chinese government to award 400 scholarships for college and middle-school students to study in China,” she said on Capitol Hill today.

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