BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Promoting practical cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been part of China's foreign aid policy, said a white paper released by the Information Office of the State Council on Thursday.
The white paper named China's Foreign Aid(2014) said the country has conducted active cooperation with ASEAN countries in all fields, focusing on economic and technical assistance to low-income ASEAN countries to help them narrow internal development gaps.
From 2010 to 2012, China successively announced assistance measures at China-ASEAN Summits with particular emphasis on assistance in infrastructure construction.
China has assisted the construction of a large number of industrial and agricultural production and infrastructure projects, which have boosted the economic development of ASEAN countries.
In the field of agricultural cooperation, China worked with ASEAN countries in setting up 20 experimental stations of improved crop varieties with the demonstration areas totaling one million hectares.
In addition, China built three agricultural technology demonstration centers in ASEAN countries and dispatched 300 agricultural experts and technicians to provide technical guidance there.
From 2010 to 2012, China trained over 5,000 officials and technicians for ASEAN countries in such fields as business conferences and exhibitions, culture and arts, Chinese language, finance and taxation and others.