UK launches a large educational program with China

31.01.2018, Beijing.

During her official visit to PRC, Theresa May has announced a significant expansion of educational programs with China, the Independent reports on January 31.

The expansion is primarily targeting the areas of a maths teacher exchange and a program to promote English language learning. The new educational projects initiative will call for more than £550m of investment.

The agreements we have signed today will build on [existing cooperation] and enable more children and more young people than ever to share their ideas about our two great nations. And by teaching children to speak our languages we will ensure that our golden era of cooperation will endure for generations to come,” the Prime Minister said.

On January 31, British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived on an official visit to the People’s Republic of China, accompanied by a large delegation. The schedule for the three-day visit includes meetings with top Chinese officials and signing a number of agreements in the field of cultural, humanitarian, scientific, and economic cooperation. One of the main objectives of the visit is to boost bilateral trade between the two countries. The UK attaches great importance to her cooperation with China after leaving the European Union.

It should be noted that for the last 40 years this is the first visit of a British leader to China during which the Prime Minister is allowed to independently signing bilateral agreements.

Source: Rossa Primavera news agency

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