University in China promotes language studies

Beijing Foreign Studies University in China has launched a nationwide search for students with the passion and talent to study the languages used in countries along the Belt and Road Initiative. The specialized university kicked off an independent recruitment program to find candidates for 22 language majors that will be offered in the next academic year. Amongst others, Dutch is one of the languages.

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China lacks cadaster

China currently still lacks a national cadaster, as a result of which property rights are unclear, while urban and regional planning are difficult to implement. Against this background, the TU Delft will host the inaugural Sino-Dutch Conference on Land Titling and Planning. The conference takes place during the upcoming visit of Minister Schultz-van Haagen of the Dutch Ministry of Environment and Infrastructure in September. Invited speakers include the Secretary General of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, the Vice Minister of the China Ministry of Land and Resources, Rem Koolhaas architect of the CCTV Building in Beijing, and Maarten Smits CEO of Deltares. For more information contact Prof. Dr. Peter Ho,