"We want to study in China"

"We want to study in China"

"We want to study in China." Sophomore Huang, a sophomore at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences under the National University of Hanoi in Hanoi, told this reporter that she wants to go to China to study tourism and return to her hometown Yen Pei Province to develop local tourism. Her classmate Lai Chuang Zhuang dreams of studying economics in China and hopes to enter the work of a Chinese-funded enterprise that invests in Vietnam in the future.

The lecture held by Peking University in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, ignited the dreams of Huang Shilian and Lai Chuang studying in China. In two days, the mission team had face-to-face exchanges with students from three universities, namely, Hanoi High School in Hanoi, the University of Foreign Languages in the University of Foreign Languages under Hanoi National University, and the University of Humanities and Social Sciences. It provided a bridge for Vietnamese students to understand Chinese higher education and understand China.

Prof. Guan Haiting, deputy dean of Peking University, told this reporter that from the perspective of the preaching of Vietnamese colleges and universities, China and Vietnam lived next to each other, but the Vietnamese students' application procedures, study and living conditions, etc. for studying abroad at key universities in China. Not fully understood. Therefore, in the future, Peking University will organize experts and teachers concerned with Vietnamese students to come to Vietnam to communicate with students, so that more Vietnamese students will have access to higher education in China.

As China’s “One Belt and One Road” initiative links up with Vietnam’s “two corridors and one ring” plan, the exchanges and cooperation between the two countries in the field of education and training continue to expand, and more and more Vietnamese have chosen to study in China. According to statistics, about 13,000 Vietnamese people go to China every year.

Huang Gui is one of them. In 2015, Huang Gui went to China Yunnan Normal University to study international trade. Because the HSK score is good, the school also waived half of his tuition for him. “I had been admitted to Vietnam Fushou Provincial Medical College before, but in junior year, I found myself still interested in Chinese and Chinese culture, so I resolutely gave up my medical specialty and went to study in China.” For future career planning, Huang Gui the reporter said that after he graduated, he would inherit his father’s business and engage in Vietnam-China trade.

Chinese companies have invested in or participated in major projects in Vietnam, which has increased the demand for advanced Chinese talent in Vietnam. The majors of Vietnamese students studying in China also expand from language to economy, management, trade, and law.

Guan Haiting told this reporter that Vietnam and China have many similarities, and the two countries should further strengthen their cooperation in education and personnel training. "The exchanges between universities in China and Vietnam are also important components of folk diplomacy between the two countries. We hope that more Vietnamese outstanding students will go to Peking University and go to China to further their studies and continue to consolidate the basis for the friendship between the two countries," said Guan Haiting.

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