Campaign to Promote Education while Jointly Advancing the Belt and Road Initiative

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On 13 July 2016, the Ministry of Education unveiled its Campaign to Promote Education while Jointly Advancing the Belt and Road Initiative. This was designed to strengthen educational connectivity and co-operation between many of the Belt and Road countries. Among its recommendations was the launch of a joint study on how to improve the co-ordination of educational laws and policies between the Belt and Road countries and the establishment of a notification mechanism focused on the exchange of educational policies and information between those countries. Additionally, it called for the introduction of a visa facilitation mechanism between the Belt and Road nations, as well as an expanded educational co-operation and exchange programme. This included the setting up of a Silk Road Scholarship programme on the part of the Chinese government as a means of training people to work in specific sectors, while also identifying people with outstanding technical skills.

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