HBCUs sign agreement with China Education Association for International Exchange

HBCUs sign agreement with China Education Association for International Exchange
Dr. David Wilson, chairman of the HBCU – China Scholarship Network and Mr. Sheng Jiangxue, Secretary General of the China Education Association for International Exchange sign agreement at the U.S. Department of State on June 23, 2015.

Dr. David Wilson, chairman of the HBCU – China Scholarship Network and president of Morgan State University, will be available to discuss this historic agreement with the media either before or during the signing today of this historic signing of HBCUs and Chinese Universities to implement 1,000 scholarships from the Chinese government for diverse students to study in China over three years.  The signing is part of the 7th U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) and the 6th U.S.-China High Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE).

HBCU Network Media Contacts:

Julia Wilson (202) 461-2215 (O); (202) 340-0608 (C); jwilson@wilsonglobalcomm.com

Carol Crabbe (202) 461-2215 (O); (571) 232-5615 (C); ccrabbe@wilsonglobalcomm.com

Other details:

WHO:       U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry; Sec. of Treasury Jacob Lew; China’s Vice Premier Madam Liu Yandong, Vice Premier Wang Yang, and State Councilor Yang Jiechi; Education Vice Minister Hao Ping; Richard Stengel, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs; Dr. David Wilson, president of Morgan State University & chairman of HBCU-China Scholarship Network; Sheng Jianxue, Sec. General of China Education Association for International Exchange.

WHEN:    Tuesday, June 23, 2015

11:00 AM EDT

 WHERE: U.S. Department of State

Washington, DC

 WHY:       CPE meeting is a people-to-people dialogue between China and the United States focusing on issues in the fields of education, culture, science and technology, sports, women’s issues, and health. Underserved students of HBCUs will have international study opportunities in China that have been generally unavailable or previously unknown to them through this scholarship program.

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