Centenary Celebration

Chinese state councilor visits Chinese-American Nobel laureate

BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong visited Chinese-American Nobel physics laureate Yang Chen-ning at Tsinghua University in Beijing on Friday.

Friday is Yang's 88th birthday and Liu extended her congratulations to Yang and praised his years of efforts in promoting China's education.

Yang had made important contributions in fostering young Chinese talent and promoting the country's educational development as well as academic exchanges and cooperation between China and the United States.

His efforts were even more remarkable after 2003 when he returned and settled in China.

Liu discussed with Yang about China's education reform and the Outline of the National Plan for Medium-and Long-term Educational Reform and Development.

Education Minister Yuan Guiren accompanied Liu on the visit.