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Thai Company Wants 30 Cambodian Children to Study Chinese Board Game Go

PHNOM PENH: The Chairman of the Executive Committee of CP All in Thailand, Korsak Chairasmisak, has informed Prime Minister Hun Sen that he will provide scholarships to 20 Cambodian students studying for their bachelor's and technical degrees and also provide education to 30 Cambodian children to learn the Chinese board game ‘Go’ in Thailand.

He stated this during a meeting with the Prime Minister at the Peace Palace on Tuesday morning, 16 August.

The CP All Chairman said that all expenses for the scholarships and education on the Chinese Go game will be covered by him.

“Go is a strategy game that originated in China more than 3,000 years ago, he also taught about this tactic," said the Assistant to the Prime Minister, Eang Sophalleth, to reporters after the meeting.

Prime Minister Hun Sen thanked Korsak Chairasmisak for providing scholarships and opportunities for Cambodian children to study this Chinese strategy game in Thailand. He urged Mr. Korsak to continue discussing this matter with the Minister of Education.

The Chinese board game Go is a two-player strategy board game where players must aim to encircle more space on the board than their opponents. The game was created in China more than 2,500 years ago and is believed to be the oldest board game that still continues to be played today. Currently, the International Federation of Go has 75 member countries.


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