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China and Tonga prioritize education

(Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 06/12/2016)

Tonga and China have prioritized education in their years of cooperation.

China annually offers about 25 scholarships to students to study in several of their Universities.

Chinese Ambassador in Tonga – H.E. Huang Hua Guang highlighted the issue during a remark at a ceremony to award essay competition winners and Distribute Study Aid.

He said since Tonga and China established ties in 1998 and China has been actively supporting the development of education in Tonga including construction of Tonga High School and renovation of other schools.

He said about 170 Tongans have been studying in China under its scholarship program.

The Ambassador also awarded TOP$400, TOP$300 and TOP$200 cash prizes to the winners of a Chinese language essay competition to Tonga High School students.

© Radio & TV Tonga News 2016