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Tsinghua Univ. marks centennial anniversary

2011-04-24 08:23:47 GMT2011-04-24 16:23:47(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

The centennial anniversary celebration of Tsinghua University is held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, April 24, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Gu Binglin, president of Tsinghua University, addresses a convention marking the centennial anniversary of the founding of Tsinghua University in Beijing, capital of China, April 24, 2011. Chinese top state and Party leaders Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang attend the convention on Sunday. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

Alumni of Tsinghua University attends a convention marking the centennial anniversary of the founding of Tsinghua University in Beijing, capital of China, April 24, 2011. Chinese top state and Party leaders Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang attend the convention on Sunday. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

Photo taken on April 24, 2011 shows a general view of the convention marking the centennial anniversary of the founding of Tsinghua Universary in Beijing, capital of China. Chinese top state and Party leaders Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang attend the convention on Sunday. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)

BEIJING - China's Tsinghua University, one of the country's prime institutions of higher learning, celebrated its centennial anniversary on Sunday.

President Hu Jintao, top legislator Wu Bangguo, Premier Wen Jiabao, and other state and Communist Party leaders including Jia Qinglin, Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang attended the celebration at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Originally founded in 1911 as a training school for students aiming to study abroad, the university has been known for training tens of thousands of scientists and engineers for the country since 1949.

Tsinghua's alumni include President Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Vice President Xi Jinping, and former premier Zhu Rongji.

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