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Vice-premier attends opening ceremony of Schwarzman College

Updated: Sep 11,2016 9:20 AM     Xinhua

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong speaks during the opening ceremony of China-U.S. Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing, capital of China, Sept 10, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — Vice-Premier Liu Yandong on Sept 10 attended the opening ceremony of China-U.S. Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University.

Liu called on the college to cultivate youth with broad vision, excellent capability, responsibility and leadership. She hoped that Schwarzman College can be built as an international platform for cultivating future leaders.

Liu hoped that the first group of Schwarzman scholars will value the opportunity, promoting cultural exchanges between China and other countries, and cooperating to face the global challenges.

Liu also met with Stephen Schwarzman, chairman, CEO and co-founder of Blackstone, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and other foreign guests.

The Schwarzman Scholars program of Tsinghua University is a one-year post graduate program co-founded by the university and Stephen Schwarzman. It aims to cultivate students with international vision, overall quality, leadership and knowledge of China.

The first group of 110 scholars come from 70 colleges in 31 countries.