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Canada and China strengthen strategic partnership in Education

February 8, 2012 - Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao witnessed today in Beijing the signing of new joint initiatives and the renewal of existing bilateral initiatives between the two countries in the areas of energy, natural resources, education, science and technology, and agriculture.

“The rapidly increasing commercial, cultural and scholastic ties between our two countries are creating new jobs and economic growth that are benefitting Canadian families, businesses and communities”, said Prime Minister Harper.

On the subject of education the two leaders signed off on:

  • A statement of intent to launch two new calls for proposals for joint research and development projects under the Canada-China Framework Agreement for Cooperation on Science, Technology and Innovation, as well as the announcement of results for a previous call for project proposals; and
  • A three-year renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding related to the Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program that will increase the eligibility criteria for Canadians to study in China.

Please visit the following page for full details on the ongoing Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program competition.


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