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Beijing sets up scholarship fund for OBOR countries

Beijing sets up scholarship fund for OBOR countries

May 11, 2017 - 12:31

KABUL (Pajhwok): Beijing has established a scholarship fund for students from countries along the One Belt and One Road (OBOR) initiative for studies in the Chinese capital, a media report said on Thursday.

The municipal government set up a "Belt and Road Scholarship" on Monday to fund academic programmes in fields like aviation, railway operation, law, finance, electronic information engineering and traditional Chinese medicine.

During the current year, 11 municipal-level colleges and 21 universities, directly administrated by the Ministry of Education, will receive the funding, benefiting 502 students.

"There are many students from Belt and Road countries studying at our university and many others are keen to come to China to study, especially to top universities like Tsinghua," said one programme manager at Tsinghua University's International Students and Scholar Center.

“Afghanistan was one of the first countries in the region, if not the first, to welcome the Belt and Road Initiative, which we see as a very visionary and transformational proposal by Chinese President Xi Jinping,” said Ambassador Janan Mosazai.