China pledges additional scholarships for candidates from E Asian developing nations
GOV.cn Sunday, October 25, 2009
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (2nd, R) attends the 4th East Asia Summit (EAS) in the southern Thai resort town of Hua Hin, Oct. 25, 2009. The 4th East Asia Summit (EAS) opened here on Sunday, where ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) leaders and their counterparts from China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, and New Zealand met to discuss regional cooperation topics.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (2nd, R) attends the 4th East Asia Summit (EAS) in the southern Thai resort town of Hua Hin, Oct. 25, 2009. The 4th East Asia Summit (EAS) opened here on Sunday, where ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) leaders and their counterparts from China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, and New Zealand met to discuss regional cooperation topics. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)


Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao attends the 4th East Asia Summit (EAS) in the southern Thai resort town of Hua Hin, Oct. 25, 2009. The 4th East Asia Summit (EAS) opened here on Sunday, where ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) leaders and their counterparts from China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, and New Zealand met to discuss regional cooperation topics.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao attends the 4th East Asia Summit (EAS) in the southern Thai resort town of Hua Hin, Oct. 25, 2009. The 4th East Asia Summit (EAS) opened here on Sunday, where ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) leaders and their counterparts from China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, and New Zealand met to discuss regional cooperation topics.(Xinhua/Liu Weibing)


Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Sunday pledged government scholarships for an additional 2,000 candidates and scholarships for 200 masters of public management program candidates from East Asian developing nations within the next five years.

Wen made the pledge at the fourth East Asia Summit, which gathered China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, New Zealand and the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Leaders at the summit discussed regional cooperation and issues of common concern, including cooperation in education.

Later, Wen left here for home after attending the summit and two other summits related to ASEAN.

During his three-day stay here, Wen attended the 12th summit between ASEAN and China (10+1), the 12th summit between ASEAN and China, Japan and South Korea (10+3), as well as the fourth East Asia Summit.

Wen also met his counterparts from India, New Zealand, Australia, Myanmar and Thailand, on the sidelines of the summits in Hua Hin, a coastal resort some 200 km south of Thailand's capital Bangkok.

Leaders pose for photos for the 4th East Asia Summit (EAS) in the southern Thai resort town of Hua Hin, Oct. 25, 2009. The 4th East Asia Summit (EAS) opened here on Sunday, where ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) leaders and their counterparts from China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, and New Zealand met to discuss regional cooperation topics.

Leaders pose for photos for the 4th East Asia Summit (EAS) in the southern Thai resort town of Hua Hin, Oct. 25, 2009. The 4th East Asia Summit (EAS) opened here on Sunday, where ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) leaders and their counterparts from China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, and New Zealand met to discuss regional cooperation topics. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)


 Leaders attend the 4th East Asia Summit (EAS) in the southern Thai resort town of Hua Hin, Oct. 25, 2009. The 4th East Asia Summit (EAS) opened here on Sunday, where ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) leaders and their counterparts from China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, and New Zealand met to discuss regional cooperation topics.

Leaders attend the 4th East Asia Summit (EAS) in the southern Thai resort town of Hua Hin, Oct. 25, 2009. The 4th East Asia Summit (EAS) opened here on Sunday, where ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) leaders and their counterparts from China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, and New Zealand met to discuss regional cooperation topics.(Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)


 

Editor: An Lu
Source: Xinhua