CHINA: More women students from Africa promised

China's universities will enrol more African women students, raising the proportion sponsored by the Chinese government from the current 26.5% to more than 30%, the official Xinhua news agency reports.

Visiting Cairo last week Chen Zhili, President of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) - the country's biggest women's organisation - said China has been working hard to promote exchange and cooperation with African countries in terms of women's affairs in the past 50 years.

"We have improved our efforts in providing training to women cadres in Africa, by holding two workshops on the women's political participation and development in 2008 and 2009, which were attended by 40 senior female officials from 21 African countries," Chen said.

She added that China will make new efforts in five areas to further promote women's collaborations with African countries.
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