Student exchange pact with France suffers delay: envoy

French office in Taipei

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Little progress has been made so far on the possible signing of a reciprocal youth working holiday agreement between Taiwan and France due to a problem raised by France, France’s top envoy in Taiwan said yesterday. “There has been little progress (on signing the deal) so far due to a technical problem,” […]

Cyprus cultural exchange


The China and Abroad Culture Tour, organized by the Global Times, was kicked off in Beijing on January 3; Cyprus is the first country to join the tour. The Cyprus tour features the “Maritime Silk Road and cultural exchange between China and Cyprus.” An island country located in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus has historically […]

Asian tourism market worth billions AU dollars for Australia by 2020

Tourism Australia

The Asian region could collectively be worth more than 20 billion AU dollars (17.8 billion U.S. dollars) to Australia’s tourism industry by 2020, a media release by Tourism Minister Gary Gray quoted him as saying on Sunday. Gray said Tourism Australia would receive 12.5 million AU dollars (11.1 million U.S. dollars) this financial year to […]

New Zealand will issue working-holiday visas to Chinese

New Zealand working holiday China

New Zealand Immigration Bureau announced that it would issue 2013-2014 working – holiday visas in September to 1000 Chinese youngsters to go to New Zealand for working and holiday. To qualify for this visa, candidates need to fulfil  a set of requirements, which among others include 18-30 years old Chinese citizen minimum deposit at least […]

Rising middle class creates increased demand for U.S. summer camps

The Alliance

The Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange looks at a recent USA Today report on an increased international demand for U.S. summer camps, with many universities and school districts across the U.S. “developing home-grown summer enrichment programs,” which target the rising middle class in countries such as China who “can send their children to […]


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