LING Yueming, vice minister of natural resources, said at the ongoing 10th China-ASEAN Mining Cooperation Forum and Exhibition that 100 students from ASEAN countries will come to China to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree in geosciences, mining or related technologies. The country will also offer 500 short-term research and training opportunities to ASEAN countries, Ling said. At the event, about 5.29 billion yuan (about 752.19 million U.S. dollars) of deals on mining projects were made.

Xinhua news release, November 15, 2019