313 Bahamians took part in degree programs in China since 2014
More than 300 Bahamians have taken part in training and degree programs in China since 2014, Chinese Ambassador Huang Qinguo said.
“Over the years, China has, in collaboration with The Bahamas, established many platforms and channels for cooperation in education, culture, sports, health and other fields,” Qinguo said.
He added, “During the five years from 2014 to 2018, thanks to the great efforts and strong support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Bahamas, a total of 313 young Bahamians have taken part in short-term training programs or degree programs in China – covering agriculture, industry, construction, finance, trade, education, medical care, communication, media, environment protection and other areas. Such training programs are becoming more and more popular in The Bahamas.”
The ambassador noted that China intends to “expand our training cooperation” in The Bahamas, noting plans to increase the number of bilateral and multilateral programs as well as scholarships available to Bahamians.
“The embassy will continue to work closely with the [Ministry of Foreign Affairs] of The Bahamas to jointly carry out this year’s training project and [we] sincerely hope these projects will provide human resource support to the economic and social development of The Bahamas,” he said.
Qinguo added, “Just as President Xi [of the People’s Republic of China] pointed out, people are the best bridge for exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations. Closer people-to-people exchanges and mutual learning is a sure way to eliminate misunderstanding and promote mutual understanding among nations.”
He expressed confidence in the deepening of China’s relationship with The Bahamas.
Eleven Bahamians were awarded scholarships from the Chinese government in 2018.
Education: Goldsmith, University of London, MA in Race, Media and Social Justice