Members of the Harvard Club of Shanghai, and Harvard Shanghai Center Director, Wang Yi '95, attended the recent launch of the Rhodes Trust launch in Shanghai. The launch dinner marked the culmination of a mission initiated by board member, Meijie Tang, AB '09, to bring the Rhodes Trust to China. "This is a milestone for education and scholarship in China", says Tang.
The event was a very high profile gala attended by several state and government leaders, ambassadors, and celebrities, to mark this significant milestone.
Oxford University writes on its website, "The Rhodes Scholarships for study at Oxford will be open to Chinese students for the first time... The expansion into China marks a historic moment for the Rhodes Trust, and expands the world's most prestigious international graduate scholarship program. The first cohort of Chinese Rhodes Scholars will be selected in 2015 to join other 2016 entrants for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford."
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