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University launches China campus
Nottingham University
The China campus features the university's renowned Trent tower
Nottingham University is launching its 20m campus in China - becoming the first independent foreign university allowed to set up there.

The campus, in Ningbo in Eastern China, is a part-replica of the Nottingham site and even includes the famous Trent tower in its skyline.

It will offer degree courses and facilities for 4,000 students.

Tony Blair, currently on a visit to Beijing, will launch the new venture on Chinese television.

It is hoped the move will benefit students on both sides of the world.

A university spokesman said the enterprise, officially launched on Tuesday, should help improve trade links between the two countries.

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