Romanian students awarded Chinese Ambassador Scholarship

Twenty Romanian students were awarded the Chinese Ambassador Scholarship Sunday here at the Chinese embassy in Bucharest.

The scholarship, the second of its kind, was set up last year to promote the study of the Chinese language and culture in Romania, and to award students and teachers with the most prominent results.

Maria Magdalena Jianu, general director of the Romanian Agency for Credits and Scholarships, emphasized that "Romania is happy about the continuation of these good old Romanian-Chinese traditional relations."

"I realize that Romanian people show significant interest in learning Chinese, and undergo professional training in China," said Jianu.

She explained that China provides 24 scholarships per year for Romania under the bilateral protocol, and also offers several other scholarships. The Romanian youths are interested in studying philology, engineering and economics in China.