Laos classroom is first in China’s moves to set up college campuses abroad

 

Laos classroom is first in China’s moves to set up college campuses abroad

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Didi Tang

BEIJING — The Associated Press

Published Tuesday, Jun. 11 2013, 3:22 AM EDT

Last updated Tuesday, Jun. 11 2013, 3:37 AM EDT

 

In the capital of tropical Laos, two dozen students who see their future in trade ties with neighbouring China spent their school year attending Mandarin classes in a no-frills, rented room. It’s the start of China’s first, and almost certainly not its last, university campus abroad.

“There are a lot of companies in Laos that are from China,” said 19-year-old Palamy Siphandone. She said she chose the Soochow University branch campus after hearing it would offer scholarships to students with high scores.

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