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British Cabinet Minister Visits Suzhou

John Denham, Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, visited Suzhou on Nov. 2. It is the first time a British minister ever visited Suzhou. Mr. Denhan was invited by Chinese Ministry of Education to attend the 2007 Education Summit Meeting, and his visit to Suzhou is an important part of the China tour of his delegation.

Speaking of the Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Secretary John Denham commented that the university is a major project of cooperation in education between China and Britain. He said: "Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University has enrolled the best students in China, and the quality of education here can equal that of University of Liverpool. We have full confidence to run Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University into the best university in the world." The British delegation then proceeded on a visit to Suzhou Vocational College.

Nov. 4, 2007

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