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Chinese Consulate Kolkata Holds Higher Education Expo Reception

On 11 May 2018, the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Kolkata held reception for the two-day Chinese Higher Education Expo 2018 in Kolkata.

Over 200 guests were present, including Mr. Dinesh Trivedi, MP and former Union Minister for Railways, Mr Nadimul Haque, M.P., Mr. Manmeet Singh Goindi, Director of East Region of the Indian Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Mr. P.B Salim, Secretary of the Minority Affairs and Madrasa Education Department, Mr. Suranjan Das, Vice-Chancellor of Jadavpur University, as well as heads of local colleges, universities, business chambers, thinktanks, representatives of Chinese educational institutions and government agencies, and staff members of the Chinese Consulate.

Mr. Ma Zhanwu, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Kolkata, welcomed all the guests and friends to the reception held to celebrate the successful conclusion of the Chinese Higher Education Expo 2018.

During his remarks, he said this Expo could be summarized with 4S, that is four English words starting with the letter S. The first is Sincere. Chinese colleges and universities came with great sincerity as they have brought many scholarships and special arrangements for Indian students. Indian students also expressed their sincere wishes to study in China.

The second is Spectacular. The expo is held in the the grand-looking convention center in New Town with well-organized ceremonies and large-scale exhibition halls and large crowds of visitors.

The third is Surprise. Over 5000 visitors attended the expo, and more than 1000 students signed up to express their wish to study in China. At least 10 agreements on exchanges and cooperation between Chinese and Indian educational institutions had been reached.

The fourth is Splash. The Expo is the largest education expo held by Chinese government in Eastern India and it Is the new highlight in relations of China and Eastern India. It’s also one measure to implement the consensus of the two leaders reached at the Wuhan meeting. The expo will play important role in promoting growth of the relations between China and Eastern India. With joint efforts, the exchanges and cooperation between China and Eastern India will be further embraced.

Mr. Ma also thanked the Chinese colleges and universities for attending the expo, promising the Chinese Consulate will keep in touch with them and make sure it will long lasting effect. He also thanked the School of Chinese Language in Kolkata for its support.

Mr. Trivedi congratulated the Chinese Consulate on the success of the expo, expressed his appreciation of the efforts bt the Chinese Consulate to promote ties between Eastern India and China. He said the expo not only provides valuable opportunities for Indian students to study in China, but also draws closer the hearts of the two peoples and increases mutual understanding and friendship.

The other Indian friends also said that India and China are both ancient civilizations, both put emphasis on education and have produced numerous talents. In the new era, India and China must strengthen mutual understanding and trust, and further develop friendly exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation. They promised to work with the Chinese Consulate to strive for better relations between Eastern India and China in the fields of education, economic and trade, etc.

The Chinese educational representatives said the expo provides them with precious opportunities to conduct exchanges and enrollment in India and increase understanding of India, and they thanked the Chinese Consulate for its work and devotion.

Artists sent by Yunnan Provincial Cultural Center performed Chinese folk music and dance and won big applauses from audience.

During the expo, Mr. Ma had interactions with visiting students and encouraged them to study in China. He also gave interviews to the Indian media.

60 educational institutions and government agencies attended the expo, including:

1. Nanjing University

2. Xiamen University

3. Beijing Union University

4. Xi’an Jiaotong University

5. Northwest University

6. Central China Normal University Wollongong Joint Institute

7. Nanjing Medical University

8. Anhui Normal University

9. Sichuan University of Science and Engineering

10. Qingdao University

11. Anhui University of Science and Technology

12. Anhui Science and Technology University

13. Henan University of Chinese Medicine

14. Northeast Normal University

15. Guizhou University

16. University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

17. Yunnan College of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Language

18. Southern University of Science & Technology

19. Shandong Normal University

20. University of Jinan

21. Weifang Medical University

22. West Yunnan University

23. Fujian University of Technology

24. Shandong Jiaotong University

25. Changchun University

26. Zhengzhou University of Aeronautics

27. Chengdu Technological University

28. China West Normal University

29. Huanghuai University

30. Yunnan College of Business Management

31. Minnan Normal University

32. Neijiang Normal University

33. North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power

34. Sias International University

35. Sanquan Medical College

36. Shandong Jianzhu University

37. Jilin University- Lambton College

38. Dehong Teachers' College

39. Shandong University of Science and Technology

40. Shandong University of Technology

41. Guizhou University of Finance and Economics

42. Guizhou Minzu University

43. Zunyi Medical University

44. Kunming Vocational and Technical College of Industry

45. Guizhou Medical Unversity

46. Zhengzhou University of Industrial Technology

47. Chengdu Normal University

48. Sichuan Technology and Business University

49. Sichuan Vocational College of Information Technology

50. Songshan Shaolin Wushu Vocational Institute

51. Changzhou Vocational Institute of Mechatronic Technology

52. Taishan Medical University

53. Xichang University

54. Guizhou Institute of Technology

55. Sanming University

56. Quanzhou Normal University

57. Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture

58. Guizhou Provincial Foreign Affairs Office

59. Shandong Provincial Education Department

60. Henan Provincial Education Department

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