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  • 21 Jul 2009
    / On the agenda

    Summer camp in Shanghai

    At the invitation of Montréal’s twin city Shanghai, a group of Quebecers will be attending the 2009 Shanghai International Sister Cities Youth Camp from July 19 to August 1. The event will provide a unique opportunity to gain familiarity with Chinese culture and to educate young people from around the world about Québec.

  • 30 Jun 2009
    / On the agenda

    Education: Chinese delegation visits Québec City

    Québec welcomed a delegation from the Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (Central Party School) on June 26. The visit was organized under an agreement signed in March 2006 by the Canadian organization Rights & Democracy and the Central Party School. The partnership between the two organizations is aimed at opening channels for dialogue on human rights and democratic development.

  • 11 Jun 2009
    / On the agenda

    Shandong gives Québec statue of Confucius

    On June 11, Premier Jean Charest participated in the unveiling of a statue of Confucius presented to Québec by the Province of Shandong, represented for the occasion by Vice Governor Suilian Wang and the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Lijun Lan. The statue is a token of the lasting friendship between Québec and Shandong, the Chinese province where the famous philosopher was born.

  • 3 Mar 2009
    / On the agenda

    $1.5M for Montréal’s participation in Shanghai’s EXPO 2010

    The Government of Québec will provide $1.5M in funding to enable Montréal to participate in World EXPO 2010 taking place in Shanghai next year from May 1 to October 31. The EXPO theme is “Better City, Better life.” The Minister of International Relations and Minister Responsible for La Francophonie, Pierre Arcand, and the Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade and Minister Responsible for the Montréal Region, Raymond Bachand, made the announcement March 2 in the presence of Mayor Gérald Tremblay.

  • 2 Mar 2009
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    Québec-China scientific collaboration: second call for proposals

    The Government of Québec has launched a second call for proposals for scientific and technological research projects undertaken by Québec and Chinese partners. The priority fields are life sciences, marine sciences and technology, information and communication technology, and air and land transportation. Québec and China will each invest $1.2 million in this initiative over a three-year period.

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