Top universities in Chinese-speaking world set to form Pine League
Central News Agency
2014-08-25 10:34 PM
Taipei, Aug. 25 (CNA) Top universities in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and Singapore are set to form the Pine League in an effort to strengthen their partnership and promote academic, arts and sports exchanges, National Taiwan University (NTU) said on Monday. Students and faculty members of NTU, China's Peking University and Tsinghua University, The University of Hong Kong and National University of Singapore will participate in a four-day sports meet in Taipei that opens Tuesday, before the league is officially formed. The universities, ranked as the top five in the Chinese-speaking world, were all interested in pushing for the Pine League in order to promote information exchanges and cooperation, NTU said. Explaining the choice of the name for the new league, NTU President Yang Pan-chyr said pine trees are a symbol of perseverance, because they usually can live for many years. He said the five universities are hoping to work together to contribute to society. The four-day sports meet will feature basketball, volleyball and badminton competitions, according to NTU. (By Hsu Chi-wei and Elaine Hou)
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