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Party Branch Office to Be Formed in Joint Venture Universities

According to an article that, a news website from Hong Kong, published, Financial Times from England reported that China’s Ministry of Education has requested that a party branch office be formed in the joint-venture universities in China and that the party secretary must be the Vice President of the University, a member of the board, and have decision making power on hiring and on the budget. The Ministry of the Central Organization was said to have drafted the proposal. It will be in effect following the 19th National Congress. Since 2003, over 2,000 educational joint venture cooperation projects have been established. According to the existing law in China, a joint-venture university is considered an independent legal entity where the owner in China has 51 percent of the stock while a foreign investor holds 49 percent of the stock.

Source:, November 20, 2017