China defers Inking Pact with Central University of Jammu



Citing that he was “yet to obtain clearance from the Board of Governors”, China’s Lanzhou University deferred signing an MoU with Central University of Jammu.

Wang told DH that he could not sign the MoU as the clearance from the Board of Governors was yet to be obtained.

A number of University heads are accompanying Indian president, Pranab Mukherjee, on his China visit.

The Central University of Jammu (CUJ) and China’s Lanzhou University were proposed to ink a MoU for academic cooperation.

Ten MoUs were signed between Chinese and Indian varsities by their respective heads at the Peking University. Mukherjee was joined by Education Minister of China, Yuan Guiren.

However, China cited “incomplete procedure” in not signing the pact with Central University of Jammu.

CUJ is represented by its Vice-Chancellor Ashok Aima. He Wang Cheng, president of Lanzhou University, were expected to sign the MoU on Thursday.

“I came fully prepared to sign the MoU with Lanzhou University. He (Wang), however, said this morning that it would not be possible to sign the pact,” Aima told Deccan Herald. “He (Wang) said that he was yet to complete some procedural formalities.”

The MoU had suggested joint research in areas like Sino-India Geo-Economic Cooperation, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (focused on lexicon and terminology), Asian Regionalism and World Order, and Trans-Himalayan Trade and Connectivity.


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