BEIJING, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor
Liu Yandong met here Wednesday with Harvard University President Drew Gilpin
Faust, calling on the prestigious U.S. university to expand exchanges and
cooperation with the Chinese educational circle.
Liu said the Harvard University has a long history of
exchanges with China and has established steady ties of extensive cooperation
with Chinese governmental departments and universities.
She said she believed that under the leadership of
Faust, Harvard will continue to expand exchanges and cooperation with China's
educational circle and promote mutual understanding and friendship between the
youth of both countries.
Chinese State Councillor Liu Yandong (R) meets with Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust in Beijing, capital of China, on March 26, 2008. (Xinhua Photo/Pang Xinglei)
When briefing the U.S. guests on China's policies on
education, Liu stressed that the Chinese government considers education as a
strategic task and has given priority to the development of education.
This is the first visit to China by Faust since she
assumed the post of Harvard president. During her stay here, she accepted an
honorary doctor degree of China's Peking University, and gave speeches at Peking
University and Tsinghua University, another prestigious Chinese university.