Understanding China

Think tank: HEPI

Author(s): Michael Natzler

March 31, 2022

This report from UK think tank HEPI looks at the study of China in UK schools and universities.

The report reviews the current state of teaching and research on China in UK schools and universities. It reveals there is a consensus among UK-China policy experts, the Government and academics that it should be a priority to remedy the severe national deficit in China literacy and Mandarin speakers. Based on interviews with over 40 individuals from education, government and business, the report makes recommendations to improve China literacy and increase the number of Mandarin speakers in the UK.