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BEIJING， Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- China's foreign exchange reserves fell for the fifth straight month in November， the country's forex regulator said Wednesday.
Foreign exchange reserves stood at 3.05 trillion U.S. dollars last month， down 69.1 billion dollars or 2.2 percent from October， the State Administration of Foreign Exchange said， citing figures from the central bank.
The November figure is the largest monthly drop since January this year， and it brings China's foreign exchange reserves to the lowest level since March 2011.
In an online statement， the forex regulator said the decline in November was partly because the central bank has used the reserves to maintain a balance between the supply and demand of foreign currencies in the past month.
A firmer U.S. dollar against other currencies after the U.S. presidential election has also dragged down China's foreign exchange reserves， the statement said.
Since the reserves are calculated in U.S. dollars， the weakening of other currencies held by China against the dollar would result in a decline in China's reserves.
Meanwhile， a retreat in bond prices has contributed to the shrinking of reserves， it added.
Accelerated economic growth in the United States， a potentially imminent interest rate hike and expectations of Donald Trump's expansionary fiscal policies have already caused the Dollar Index to advance 6 percent in the last two months.
The Chinese yuan has weakened around 3 percent against the dollar during the period.
China kept its gold reserves unchanged from October levels at 59.24 million ounces in November， equivalent to 69.79 billion dollars， according to central bank data.
As the U.S. and Cuba mend ties, colleges in both countries are forming partnerships that once were heavily restricted.
Only months after the U.S. eased travel restrictions Nike Air Max Womens Sale , several colleges have struck agreements with Cuban schools to create exchange programs for students and faculty. More American colleges are planning study trips to Cuba, and both sides are exploring research projects.
"I think there's going to be an explosion in all of those kinds of collaborations," said Mauro Guillen, director of the Lauder Institute for Management and International Studies at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
At Auburn University in Alabama, the college of agriculture agreed to partner with the Agrarian University of Havana under a new five-year exchange agreement. The University of the District of Columbia and the University of California at Fullerton also signed deals with Cuban schools.
Leaders at Florida International University are making long-term plans to open at least one campus in Cuba.
Under previous travel rules Nike Air Max Womens Shoes , some colleges had gained permission to launch academic trips to Cuba, but college officials said the process was riddled with bureaucratic barriers. Even those who went through the lengthy application process often were denied.
But the U.S. eased those rules this year. Tourism is still forbidden, but the new rules make it easier to travel for educational purposes.
Those changes have stirred a "gold rush mentality" to form new academic ties, said Bruce Magid, dean of the Brandeis International Business School in Waltham Nike Air Max Womens , Massachusetts.
"I think it's going to be significantly easier to plan trips," said Magid, who has led several visits to Cuba in recent years.
The wave of academic interest in Cuba covers a wide range of fields, from architecture to agriculture. But business schools in particular have been quick to build ties with the island, both to study its evolving economy and to explore it as a potential business frontier if the U.S. lifts its trade embargo.
"A lot of my students Cheap Air Max Womens , they want to go to Cuba not just because they can learn about this fascinating place, but they also see themselves potentially in the very near future doing business over there," said Guillen, who has led student trips to Cuba.
For many U.S. colleges, Cuba also represents a largely untapped pool of future students.
There are still obstacles in the way Air Max Womens Outlet , but admissions offices already are drafting plans to recruit students from Cuba, just like they do from Europe or South America.
The Educational Testing Service, which administers the graduate record exam in the U.S., recently announced that it will begin testing in Cuba.
"Cuba has probably the highest educational standards in all of Latin America," Guillen said. "They have a relatively well-educated population and it would be wonderful to attract those students to the United States in big numbers."
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"Here we take two years of English, so in terms of the language I think we are well-prepared," said Omar Concepcion, who is in his last year in physics at the University of Havana, "and on the physics side (Americans) are very advanced Air Max Womens Shoes , so it would be very advantageous for us."
Colleges acknowledged that they would have to provide financial aid to Cuban students they recruit.
Despite progress, some experts are reluctant to herald a new era of open academic exchange between the coun.