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British Government launches a campaign to send 15,000 students to China

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At least 15,000 students a year will be encouraged to take courses in China as part of a Government-backed drive to boost British business. Students will be given subsidised places at universities and internships with major Chinese companies in an attempt to give Britain more of a foothold in the world’s fastest-growing major economy.

David Willetts, the Universities Minister, said studying abroad could be “hugely beneficial” to both individual students and the economy on the whole.

The move comes amid fears that Britain currently lags behind other nations in terms of the number of students seeking courses and work placements abroad – limiting the number of connections made with other countries.

 

The British Council, which is leading the campaign, said around 3,500 students travelled to China in 2011 but it wanted the number to grow to at 15,000 by 2016.

Source: The Telegraph

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