China grants more scholarships to Dominican students

The Chinese government is granting Dominica an additional ten scholarships this year for students wishing to pursue higher education in China, says Chinese ambassador to Dominica, Wang Zonglai.

This will bring the number of full scholarships granted to Dominicans to 100, and Zonglai described it as “an eye-catching milestone in our educational cooperation”.

Dominica and China observed their 7th anniversary of diplomatic relations Friday night with a ceremony at the Chinese Embassy.

The Chinese ambassador spoke of his country’s dedication to Dominica’s economic development, highlighting Chinese-funded projects here, including the Dominica State College and State House projects due to start in the coming two months and the Portsmouth road rehabilitation project now underway.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit reaffirmed Dominica’s support for the ‘One China Policy’ and made it clear that its support was not driven by “any material benefit we may have derived from these relations but because of the consistent demonstration of interest and concern shown by the government of the Peoples Republic of China, in the welfare and well-being of Dominica.”

The ‘One China Policy’ states that the Peoples Republic of China is the only legitimate state called China.

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59 Comments

  1. Thereasa
    August 14, 2017

    Let’s hope that Dominica is cautious with it’s political relationship with China. Look whats happening in Jamaica. Before you know it they will begin to build businesses in the country, and pay the locals a slavery wage. They will begin to deplete Dominica of it’s natural resources and pollute this beautiful garden of the Caribbean. They have polluted their country. Take note people. They will become our slave masters. Do some historical research about China and the Negroes and you will see the evidence for yourselves….

  2. April 14, 2015

    When I studied psychology I was taught to ask the question “why”, “why”, “why”.

    I find myself asking “Why would China give scholarships to Dominican young people to study in China?”

    Will their education include a course in Marxism? Or the sayings of Chairman Mao?

    Will it teach them to stand up for democracy? Will it help them to appreciate freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and freedom of religion?

    It is to be expected that a certain amount of brainwashing takes place in a university controlled by a communistic government.

    By giving the young people scholarships they make them forever grateful to China. It is easy to imagine the Chinese government saying, “Get them over here, program them, and send them home to represent us in the Dominica of tomorrow!”

    China expelled the Christian missionaries after the revolution. It is not exactly a nation known for its open mindedness and diversity of free thought.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald…

  3. Da student in china
    March 29, 2011

    Stay far away from china

  4. j
    March 28, 2011

    may i ahve one please!?!!!?

    • one one coco full basket
      March 28, 2011

      go and learn to spell first and come back lol, just kidding ha ha

  5. Patriotic Citizen
    March 28, 2011

    I commend the legislation on its efforts for finding these opportuntiies for students who are unable to further their educational career…. I jus pray that jobs willl be created relative to increased human capital…. :-D
    Appreciation and gratitude

  6. KOKAY THERE
    March 27, 2011

    Good luck to allt he students who will get a chance to go to China. God bless this government.

  7. ?
    March 27, 2011

    How many more Chinese will be moving to Dominica in exchange for these scholarships?

    • Commsense
      March 28, 2011

      Are you a “jack Donkey”. What is the problem anyway if Chinese citizens come here. Dominicans are leavinga ndhave been leaving since the early 1900s.

      • Clock
        March 28, 2011

        Take a good look at Roseau and you tell me what the problem is.

        • natasha J
          March 28, 2011

          take a look at certain parts of Queens Brooklyn the bronx etc etc and tell me who lives there, tooooo many dominicans so when people like u talking about chinese migrating to dominica stop and think of how many of your relatives u have living, working etc in other countries.. Allu to damn hypocrite, it’s like do as i say not as i do. One day all will get out that stupid mentality and evolve.If the gov’t and people of other countries have to be so harsh on us the way we portray to be heaven help us bec we all will be on the first flight going back to dominica with our tail between our legs.

  8. Love
    March 27, 2011

    As long as the offer good, we will take all wat they giving us. congrats to the 10 that will take that upportunitie. God blessing Dominica so y not take it?????

  9. Great !
    March 27, 2011

    More opportunities! Take advantage of it! America is not what you think it is!

    • Boston
      March 27, 2011

      Please, people who leave in glass houses do not throw stones, America is far more better than dominica, where your government is depending on hand out from communist countries, when the fan hit the ceiling and Chavez is looking for hiding place wonder what you people will do,

      Dominica have nothing what so ever, your island economy sucks, you people too like to depend on free bee, this is why you all are sold by your pm to communist country

      China, Venezuela, Russia and the other communist associates of your pm are not what you think it is also

      • The real slim shady
        March 28, 2011

        boston i can tell that u are hurt by something in your life… Did your parents disappoint you? do u have a personal agenda with the PM or are you one of those who fell for the dimples? dumba$$$$$$.. stop embarrassing yourself bec i’m still trying to figure out what your point is. America is better than dominica economically yes but there is no reason to compare them, they are in two different brackets. PEOPLE AMERICA IS NOT WHAT U SEE ON TV, LIVING HERE IS WHAT U DO IS WHAT U SEE. If it’s snowing guess what u gotta go to work bec if u don’t work then crapaud smoke your pipe. In dom u can ask a neighbour for some sugar but in “america” it ain’t so. So when “boston” coming on DNO and trying to put dominica down and bad talk the island all i gotta do is shake my head bec this peoson sound like they were abused and feel like lashing out.. Get a life, if ya’ll ain’t got something substantial to say just keep your traps shut bec u sound like a fool.

      • Delices Passe
        March 28, 2011

        What is your point Boston? America is indebted to China and others. Yes it is better economically but America can’t stand on it’s own. America owes more than it is worth. Helloooo. You live here in the US go do some research before you speak rubbish. Have you heard of the deficit? Most of that money is owed to China.

    • and meanwhile........
      March 27, 2011

      America may have its policy problems but i would really like to know how many dominicans are employed in china, how many are sending home money from china, how many barrels coming from china. not much is all i can say and i don’t see that happening in the near future either so don’t start biting the hands that feed you and burn bridges that have been crossed.

      • waw
        March 28, 2011

        how many STUDENTS on STUdENT visa are employed in america?if they are they are doing it ILLEGaLLY so what’s all the hype about?

      • ?
        March 28, 2011

        AMEN TO THAT.

        • dominica abroad
          March 28, 2011

          Honestly you guys really need to stop with the negativity. I am a dominica living abroad and had to pay my own way through college to acquire my bachelors degree and am very proud of my acheivements.Every country has their negative and positive sides, but its better to focus on the positive. You are what you think. I hope the ten chosen will make us all proud whoever there are.

  10. Be2
    March 26, 2011

    Being in a communist country may really open your eyes. That is an education in itself.

  11. Just Reading
    March 26, 2011

    Great news and congrats to the students who will be going to China. Our Government is trying to help parents and children in their quest to educate and make a name for themselves.

    Thanks PM Skerrit for all that you’re doing for our kids and country. God Bless you

  12. dominican always
    March 26, 2011

    ten additional thats very good but no one said in what field of sttudies

  13. d/a student in china
    March 26, 2011

    don’t come to china to study

    • Think outside the box
      March 27, 2011

      come on say more than that. Why not?

    • d/a student in china too
      March 27, 2011

      I say come to china to study! Know your priorities….work hard…..think out of the box….stay away from persons that are not seroius about school….embrace the culture…read alot….nothing in life is learnt in a classroom only….and most of all manage your time properly …less of allthat facebook …Zuckerberg is already a billiionaire!…now is your time to get there!!!!

    • rising star
      March 27, 2011

      why not? isnt it good there?

      • D/a in B/j
        March 27, 2011

        don’t come if you are not ready to work three times harder than ur chinese classmates

    • man
      March 27, 2011

      Well welll…..i have proved how very biased DNO. I never used any foul language …just gave my descent view and it is not being approved why?? because you may differ in opinion?? BIASNESS at its best!! Someone said not to go to china and gave no reason….i commented and said go to China and gave reasons…reasons that apply to someone studying in any country.and my comment is not approved. heehee…too funny! And i used to think they were balanced and fair!! Too funny!! :-D

  14. crooked ones
    March 26, 2011

    Thanks Skerrit,it’s not for what we recieve from China but for what u have gotten and is still recieveing.I what u say is true,then tell us y u estalished your ties with China?I agree that no one should accept scholarship to study in China.

  15. Jaime Lewis
    March 26, 2011

    Does anyone know if the studies are done in English? If not, how long is the period for learning the primary language in which the studies are done?
    Also, are these 3 or 4 year scholarships? What type of degree is conferred on the students when they are done? Bachelor’s or Master’s?
    Finally, what are the students studying? agriculture? medicine? tourism? education?
    Thanks,

    • in china
      March 27, 2011

      You study in Chinese, one year language 4 years for Bachelor (depends on major if medicine aprox. 6 ). 3 years Masters…

      in total 5 if bachelor, 4 if masters..

      • Anonymous
        March 27, 2011

        I thought people got bachelors in 4yrs and masters 1 or 2 additional yrs after bachelors. Maybe I misunderstood

        • Student in China
          March 29, 2011

          In China, its 4 yrs for bachelors in addition to 1 yr language study which takes you to 5 yrs; 3 for masters plus 1 yr for language study which adds up to 4yrs.Those studying medicine have to follow a 6 yr program.
          Each school has its own stipulations and some don`t require students to learn Chinese to pursue their masters degree. Quite a bit of schools have masters degree programs that are taught in English or in both English & Chinese. It all depends on the school and the area of study. I know a Jamaican student who did his masters in 2 yrs without having to study Chinese for a yr.

    • Roger Burnett
      March 27, 2011

      I had the same question in mind. It warrants an answer.

    • vellda
      March 27, 2011

      @ Jaime, its a bachelors degree and one has to do mandarine (the chinese language) for two years. I know of a guy who went on that scholarship and did the two years language. He excelled in all areas. At the end there was an exam and naturally he was expecting the exam on the language. But alas, it was in the subject area that he went to study. If that exam were in english he would not be able to do it for he had not dont any thing in that area. So imagine that in chinese. Need less to say he did not pass. thats all i will say. I want to thank the Chinese Government for the scholarship though, but the programme needs looking into, for just that area wasn’t fair to the student. Further the students have no representation in china. Can you imagine your 18 year old in a far way land with no representation? Well my brother, thats just what is going on. They are on their own and any number o things can happen.

      So I thank the Chinese Government for the scholarships and I thank God for the good foundation and hope that will continue to hold

      • aha
        March 28, 2011

        First of all the language course is not 2 years but initially one year…some persons go on for 2 years if their if their school stipulates that they do additional language study before they can start the major. Every school in China has its own flexibility. According to the major that you are doing you will have courses taught in english and others in chinese. This is especially so for multi-language majors which some universities offer. Again this varies from university to university. As to the non-representation in China…that is not the case. There is a Dominica student Guild/Association for representing students. The association is still young. Coming to China is not easy but with perseverance and hard work you can make it. Life is never just about what is taught in the classroom. Cheers!

        • vellda
          March 28, 2011

          @ aha there may be a student association/guild but they cant do anything for the students, they cannot solve any problem that the students may have. trust me i know what i know….and again, am still thankful for the opportunity…blessings

          and that first of all thingy, thats a joke becuz the person’s language course was from the start a 2 year programme and no classes are held in english….so go figure, thanx for the info thought

  16. Anonymous
    March 26, 2011

    Congrats to the students.

    But not me tht going on these kma scholarships when the ministers giving their relatives and friends of friends the lucrative scholarships in the US and UK>

    • pro
      March 26, 2011

      i wonder if the 90 scholarships were advertised…muchless for the extra 10…one set tht does kno about them goodtime there.

      there close family frens they giving china schlrshp…an u so sosososo right,,,their children an relatives goin US and UK

      • Boston
        March 27, 2011

        The very same way that the lawyers, doctors, Billionaires and Millionaires in China are sending their children to universities in the UK, Canada and the USA, we talking the high ranking universities, because their educational documents are not recognized

        Upon completion of their studies i would like to know if they will be moving to Russia, Cuba, Vene, and the other communist countries, these are the only countries they will be able to work with whatever document they achieve in China, Chinese students coming to the US to study upon completion of their studies many of them stay in the USA

        needless to say many of the dominican students are struggling in the foreign countries, in the USA they will find some Dominican to help them, in Venezuela, China, Morocco and the other communist countries they are all alone out their struggling

        I would not trade my University Document from the USA for nothing

        • Anonymous
          March 27, 2011

          Not everyone is as fortunate as you are to study in the UNited States. So say Praise God you got the opportunity and stop discouraging

        • aha
          March 28, 2011

          If their educational documents are not recognized how do chinese students also go on their to further their postgraduate degrees?? Moving to where? Are you trying to tell us that no Cuban, chinese, venezuelan etc..graduate has worked in Dominica or other caribean islands since they graduated?? Are you saying that people who study in these countries only get to work in these countries?? Are you trying to tell us that all Dominican students in such countries are struggling and those inteh states even if they are struggling they always find a dominican there who helps them???? Havent you read some of the reports of those in th states with their tuitiion remaining unpaid and having so much difficulties??? Its obvious that your mind is clouded!!!!

    • foolish workers
      March 26, 2011

      why u so foolish? have never seen

    • younglady
      March 26, 2011

      US scholarship doesn’t mean better scholarship

    • LawieBawie
      March 26, 2011

      Well stay your a## in Dominica and don’t try to grab opportunities to higher education. It will do you a world of good. On the other hand mabye you come from a well-to -do family who can fund your education in the US. In that case I am really happy because it then frees up one of the 10 available spaces for a young student who may be coming from a more humble background and who therefore would be more appreciative.

      • Anonymous
        March 27, 2011

        Fyi Lawie Bawie I will be going to study this summer in the US with God’s graces and the sacrifices I have made. Also, with a lil help from the parl rep.!

        It’s nothing to do with coming from a well to do family. It’s about sacrifice; years of working and saving up when my generation has bbs, lacoste, vehicles etc. So because I stated its a kiss me a** scholarship i’m not humble?

        • fat
          March 27, 2011

          since you have not been there how do you know it is a “kiss me a**” scholarship?? Now wouldnt that make your comment hearsay??

        • foolish workers
          March 27, 2011

          happy you. you worked. but there are those who no fortunate as you. not all could work. but u know what sickens me with you all….when the U.W.P government sent poor people children to “Communist cuba to study it was ok then. it was ok for them to sign DIPLOMATIC RELATIONSHIP with cubathen. it wasnt communist then. but now the blessed god sent man in the person of Hon. Roosevelt Skirrit is just deepening relations with the same cuba it is not ok.

          ITS A PROBLEM YOU WORKERS (U.W.P) HAVE. DON’T DO LET ME DO. THATS WHY I HATE THAT PARTY WITH A POLITICAL PASSION. THEY TOO INCONSISTENT.

        • Delices Passe
          March 28, 2011

          Hope you are able to pay for your school and all because America will not give you a cent for school if you are not a Permanent Resident or a Citizen. So be prepared. You are not even here yet and your mouth is as fresh as can be. Wayyyy papa.

      • waw
        March 28, 2011

        AGREEd!

    • bone
      March 27, 2011

      DNO i did not call names and i said nothign bad but you did not post my previous comment! I am not saying what i heard but what i know. Minister’s children are also going to china etc on government scholarships and not just going to teh states as this blogger is claiming. her comment is false!!! just as i said ….spewing hot air!!!!

  17. Happiness Ka Fan Cho Mwen!
    March 26, 2011

    Wow….this is very promising. It just shows that our government, even if with its many of faults: they are doing good. It’s like human nature: we do both good and bad and we are both “saints and sinners”.

    Give the government it’s praise on this one.

    • good grace
      March 26, 2011

      give GOD praise instead,, NOT MEN IDIOT

      • Happiness Ka Fan Cho Mwen!
        March 26, 2011

        Praise: the act of expressing approval or admiration.
        What is wrong about praising a government for a good they have done?

      • bra
        March 26, 2011

        good grace,

        You can give your opinion without calling another person an idiot for giving their opinion.

        Peace and love to all!

      • Think outside the box
        March 27, 2011

        Praise – an expression of approval and commendation; “he always appreciated praise for his work”

        Some people make religion choke their brain until they spew nothing but garbage.

    • thinker
      March 27, 2011

      Promising for ‘Chinese ideology’ MOU indoctrination in Dominica.
      The youth are the leaders of tomorrow.

      • bb
        March 27, 2011

        this is so false….stop being brainwashed by stupidity!!lol!

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