Chinese education exhibition draw many Vietnamese students
Over 30 well-known Chinese universities gathered in Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi on Saturday for an annual education exhibition that drew a large number of students and their parents each year.
The Seventh China Education Exhibition in Vietnam is jointly held by education authorities of China and Vietnam. The universities, such as Beijing University, Tianjin University, Beijing Normal University and some medical, engineering universities participated in this year's event.
Le Thanh Hai, a sophomore student at Vietnam Foreign Trade University came to the exhibition very early in the morning."I am thinking of going to China for a master program after graduation."
Hai, currently a Chinese language major student, said she wants to learn economics in graduate study in China."China's economy is developing rapidly and has become world third largest economy. Meanwhile, economic exchanges between Vietnam and China are developing fast. Considering the strong education capability of Chinese universities and job prospect, I should go to China,"she said.
Hai has visited booths of a few Chinese universities and she preferred ones in southern part of the country."It will not be too cold for me to live there."
Figures from Chinese Education Ministry showed that increasing number of Vietnamese student have flocked to China in recent years. Last year, over 12,000 Vietnamese students studied in China. The number ranks fourth after those of Republic of Korea, the United States and Japan among all the foreign students in China.
"China and Vietnam are close neighbors with similar customs and life style. Vietnamese students find it easier to adapt to the environment when they study in China,"said Zhai Leiming, Political Counselor of Chinese Embassy in Vietnam at the exhibition.
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