Taiwanese, Chinese students to team up to teach in rural areas


TAIPEI–More than 200 students from Taiwan and China will team up to teach in rural areas in Taiwan and China in July in a program designed to model the spirit of Confucius, the Taiwan university that initiated the event said Sunday.

A total of 211 students from National Taiwan Normal University and 16 Chinese universities, including Peking University and Beijing’s Tsinghua University, will travel to 26 rural schools to teach disadvantaged students.

The students will emulate the spirit of Confucius, who is also reputed to have traveled to many places and who proposed education for all, according to National Taiwan Normal University.

They will serve in Taiwan July 8-15 before traveling to China’s Shaanxi and Qinghai provinces and to the cities of Chongqing, Wuhan and Hangzhou July 21-29.