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Mainland takes pride of place at Greek fair
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update on Friday, March 18, 2011
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The mainland was the guest of honour this year at the 13th annual Greek International Fair on Education and Career in Athens.

Thirty-five Chinese universities and the Chinese Scholarship Council were among the more than 200 exhibitors from 10 countries at the event, which finished on Sunday, at the Peace and Friendship Stadium.

The fair is the biggest in Greece. The event offered visitors information on educational programmes of public and private universities for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, seminars and general lifelong learning. It is the third time that the mainland has taken part in this exhibition. Xinhua

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