New College Strengthens China-Ontario Friendship

    University Of Waterloo And Nanjing University Partner To Create
    Sino-Canadian College

    TORONTO, Oct. 31 /CNW/ -


    A new Sino-Canadian college in Jiangsu is raising the province!&s profile
in one of the fastest-growing regions of China.
    Premier Dalton McGuinty helped unveil the logo of the new college, a
project that was launched during the 2005 Ontario trade mission to China. The
college is part of a joint project led by the University of Waterloo and
Nanjing University.
    Nanjing University also awarded Premier McGuinty with an honourary
professorship. In speaking to students, Premier McGuinty talked about the
value of a closer relationship between the people of China and Ontario.
    Yesterday, Ontario signed an agreement with Jiangsu province that would
allow more students to study abroad. Five Ontario universities have currently
agreed to take advantage of this agreement - Waterloo, York, Guelph, Carleton
and Nipissing - and more will be able to sign on.
    Ontario and Jiangsu also signed an agreement building on the 2005 mission
that strengthens cooperation on environmental protection and management and a
new framework on university student exchanges. The Royal Ontario Museum and
Nanjing Museum also agreed to develop a research and exhibition exchange
    Following the event at Nanjing University, Premier McGuinty travelled to
the city of Jinan in Shandong province, where he met with and attended a
dinner hosted by Shandong Executive Vice-Governor Wang Renyuan. Tomorrow,
Premier McGuinty will travel to Beijing to join the Council of the Federation
- Canada-China Business Council Leaders' Mission.


    "The world needs us to be active, contributing, caring global citizens.
This means we need to both understand our global challenges and be part of
global solutions. To overcome our world's seemingly insurmountable challenges,
we need to be at our best. That means not allowing our differences to divide
us and building on our shared values and ideas," said Premier Dalton McGuinty.


    -   Ontario and Jiangsu signed a friendship accord in 1985.

    -   Jiangsu has a population of 75 million.

    -   Shandong is the second highest economic performing province in China.
        Jiangsu is also among China's top five provinces in economic
        performance, with GDP growth exceeding 10 per cent for over a decade.


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    Read about the Sino-Canadian College

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