Cao Bang (VNA) – The northern mountainous province of Cao Bang proposed Baise city in China’s Guangxi province grant annual BA, MA and PhD scholarships to its officials and students during talks between provincial representatives and a visiting delegation from the Chinese city on May 4.

The two sides should increase exchanges between vocational training schools, thus improving the quality of Cao Bang’s human resources in the fields of economic management, medicine, culture, tourism and education, said Cao Bang officials.

In reply, Baise city’s representatives suggested expanding education collaboration, especially in student exchange and vocational training, noting that the two sides need to accelerate the grant of 40 full scholarships as signed.

In recent years, the friendship and cooperation between Cao Bang and Baise have been maintained and developed in various fields such as agriculture, trade, import-export, culture, tourism and education-training.

Between 2015 and 2017, Cao Bang sent 27 students to Baise for study, 25 of whom learned Chinese in ten months. Two Chinese teachers from Cao Bang were also dispatched to the Chinese city for student management cooperation.

The authorities of Guangxi province have also provided 13 scholarships for Cao Bang officials and students.-VNA