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    Posted February 24, 2014 by
    Beijing, China

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    Palestinian Embassy Meets with YCIS Beijing Students

    On the 19th February 2014 Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) Year 12 and 13 Global Politics students had a meeting at the school with two representatives of the Palestinian Embassy to gain more detailed information on the creation of the Palestinian State, and the on-going problems it faces. This was especially to link in with their syllabus units on "Sovereignty and International Relations" and "Peace and Conflict".

    Mr Imad Halabi (First Secretary), and Mr Salah Shehab (Second Secretary) took time out from their duties to give our students a very good insight into Palestine as a state, and the political and social issues it has, also including the personal level. The YCIS Beijing students were engaged throughout, and asked many pertinent questions. They gained a great deal from the afternoon, and will be able to use what they have learned in their Global Politics work in general, as well as specifically in their current units of study. They also gained a new insight into the current situation in Syria.

    Ninety minutes was perhaps not enough time to spend on such a complex issue, but the students will have another opportunity to meet up with the Palestinian Ambassador later in the school year. The embassy also kindly donated several DVDs of resource material to the course library. The students will now be preparing for an upcoming visit to the Israeli embassy.

    In 2012, YCIS Beijing was one of only two schools in the world selected to pilot the IB Global Politics course. This course will be offered to all schools from September 2015.
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