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The sixth China Education Exhibition was held in Nepali capital Kathmandu on Saturday to provide educational information about Chinese universities and colleges.

The exhibition, visited by huge flow of visitors, provided piles of information regarding education in China.

The exhibition, jointly organized by China Scholarship Council, Embassy of The People's Republic of China in Nepal and Araniko Society, was aimed to inform Nepalese students of higher education in the neighboring country.

"The focus of this exhibition is to inform Nepalese youths that China is one of the best option of higher education which is of international standard," Dr. Harish Chandra Shah, chairman of the Araniko Society, said to Xinhua on Saturday. He added that students can directly fetch information about top universities and colleges in China.

According to him, more Nepalese students are heading toward China for higher education after receiving detailed information on universities and colleges that offer desired courses of their choice. "Apart from scholarship provided by Education Ministry in nation, the number of students is increasing to rush to China in private level too."

On the occasion, Nepali Minister for Education Ram Chandra Kushwaha lauded the scholarships provided by Chinese government.

Meanwhile, Chinese ambassador to Nepal Qiu Guohong stressed on the importance given by Chinese government on education sector. According to him, the number of Nepalese students studying in China has reached 2,500 in 2008. A total of 200,000 students were enrolled in Chinese education system in 2007 from all over the world.

Educational exchange is important for bilateral relation and mutual understanding, Qiu added.

Inaugurating the one-day exhibition, Zhang Qixiang, Director of the Beijing Forestry University and the chief to exhibition said that exhibition will help Nepalese students know about the educational system in China.

Altogether, 11 Chinese universities participated in the exhibition including Beijing University Health Science Center, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing Language and Culture University, Jilin University, Tianjin University, Ocean University of China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Donghua University and Harbin Engineering University.

(Xinhua News Agency August 9, 2009)

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