Five undergraduate students of The University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine are in China for Telecom Seeds for the Future 2018, a two-week work-study programme sponsored by the Chinese information and communication technology (ICT) giant Huawei.
The programme helps in bridging the gap between classroom learning and real-world work experience in the ICT and telecommunications field.
The Trinidad and Tobago delegation in China, led by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, left Shanghai today and traveled to the city of Shenzhen in the Guangdong Province, as the official visit to China continues.
Shenzhen is located in southeast China and links mainland China to Hong Kong. The city's economy is firmly rooted in the high tech industry and is a buzzing metropolis.
Prime Minister Rowley and his delegation were officially received by Chen Rugui, Mayor of Shenzhen, and other Shenzhen Municipal People's Government representatives at the Wuzhou Guest House.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley today met with a group of young Chinese businessmen as he continued his official visit to the People's Republic of China today in Shanghai.
The Office of the Prime Minister said the businessmen represented a wide array of business ventures including investment financing, real estate development, artificial intelligence and manufacturing robotics, ICT and tours and travel.
Dr Rowley thanked the businessmen for their interest in investing directly in Trinidad and Tobago and encouraged them to explore the opportunities available.
Development of Trinidad and Tobago's tourism industry has featured heavily during Prime Minister Rowley's official visit to the People's Republic of China. Dr Rowley's announcement to the Chinese Government to ease visa restrictions to enter Trinidad and Tobago was well received, the Office of the Prime Minister has said.
It is estimated that some 120 million tourists travel annually from China.
Prime Minister Rowley announced that once Chinese citizens hold either a United States or Canadian visa then they could also be eligible to travel to Trinidad and Tobago.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and his delegation today visited the China Communications Construction Company in Beijing and discussed a possible partnership in the construction of the La Brea Drydock and possibilities for foreign direct investment in Trinidad and Tobago.
This is the second day of the Prime Minister's six-day official visit to China.
The Office of the Prime Minister said that during the afternoon period, the prime minister returned to the Great Hall of the People to meet with Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China.
The visa process for travel between China and Trinidad and Tobago is expected to get easier, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said after a meeting with the island nation's prime minister.
This is according to a report carried by the China Global Television Network (CGTN) today.
Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister Keith Rowley is in China for a six-day official visit.
The two countries are expected to discuss topics including education, culture, sports, and tourism.
The Trinidad and Tobago delegation led by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley arrived in Beijing China today around 4:30 am local time after a two-hour layover in New York followed by a 14-hour flight from JFK International to the Beijing Capital International Airport.
The Office of the Prime Minister says Prime Minister Rowley then went on to lay a wreath at the Monument to the People's Heroes in commemoration of those who lost their lives during the establishment of the Communist State.