Thurston, Anne F., Turner-Gottschang, Karen, Reed, Linda A.. "Protocol Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the People's Republic of China for Cooperation in Educational Exchanges." China Bound, Revised: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1994.
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CHINA BOUND: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC
ties under this accord may be made available to the world scholarly community through customary channels in accordance with the normal procedures the participating institutions and individuals would follow in their own countries.
Receiving institutions of each country will have final approval of students and scholars applying from the other country. Both Parties will, however, use their best efforts to assure the fulfillment of the principles of this accord.
The Parties further agree that the principles of this accord will be the basis of all official educational exchanges. While recognizing the independence of non-official arrangements, the Parties agree these principles should also be extended, to the degree applicable, to the full range of educational exchanges between the two countries.
The Parties will reach detailed agreement on specific programs through regular exchanges of letters or other instruments on at least an annual basis.
ARTICLE II—OFFICIAL EXCHANGES OF INDIVIDUALS
The Parties agree on the following categories of official exchanges of individuals:
(A) RESEARCH SCHOLARS Each Party may select and sponsor scholars from its own country to engage in research in the other country. Each Party may select and sponsor scholars from the other country to engage in research in its own country. Scholars may be placed in association with educational research or other institutions relevant to the accomplishment of research objectives or may, with the approval of the host government, engage in independent research. Research fields will include the humanities, the social sciences, the natural sciences and the technological sciences.
(B) GRADUATE STUDENTS Each Party may select and sponsor qualified graduates of institutions of higher learning or equivalent of its own country to pursue degree or non-degree graduate programs of study and research in the other country. Each Party may select and sponsor qualified graduates of institutions of higher learning or equivalent from the other country to pursue degree or non-degree graduate programs of study and research in its own country. Fields of study will include the humanities, the social sciences, the natural sciences and the technological sciences.
(C) TEACHERS AND LECTURERS The Parties agree to encourage and sponsor teachers, lecturers, professors and other qualified people