Why Study Abroad in China
Higher education in China is continuously growing, changing and developing. There are over 2,000 universities and colleges, with more than six million enrolments in total. China has set up a degree system, including Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees that are also open to foreign students. The country offers non-degree programmes as well.
According to the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, the government authority on all matters pertaining to education and language, higher education in China has played a significant part in economic growth, scientific progress and social development in the country “by bringing up large scale of advanced talents and experts for the construction of socialist modernization.”
History of China
It is a long and complex history includes all dynasties with own memorable culture. China is an important country because it has 1.3 billion people and the Chinese can draw on the historical heritage to enrich their lives. From Zhou dynasty marks the beginning of Chinese feudal history to the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911.
Languages of China
Chinese language is a family of closely-related but mutually unintelligible languages. These languages are known variously as regional languages, Chinese dialects or varieties of Chinese. Chinese language has hundreds of local dialects. Mandarin is the official language of China, used by the government and in the schools. Although there are many Chinese dialects, Mandarin is used by most Chinese people.
People of China
China is a unified multi-ethnic country jointly created by the people of all 56 ethnic groups. In the long course of historical evolution people of all 56 ethnic groups in China have maintained close contacts, developed interdependently, communicated and fused with one another, and stood together through weal and woe, forming today’s unified multi-ethnic Chinese nation, and promoting the development of the nation and social progress.
Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, following the guideline of unity among all ethnic groups for common prosperity and drawing on China’s historical experience and the useful practices of other countries, always with a view to China’s actual situation, the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese government have carved out a path for the successful solution to ethnic issues with Chinese characteristics, exercised the ethnic policy featuring equality, unity, regional ethnic autonomy, and common prosperity for all ethnic groups, thus forming a relatively complete ethnic policy system.
Why Learn Chinese
Chinese is the language of almost 20% of the world’s population. Native Chinese speakers not only live in Mainland China, but also Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and overseas Chinese communities all over the world. Unlike most languages, Chinese has a unique ideographic writing system, which provides visual comprehensibility. The grammatical structure of Chinese is not only logical, but also pragmatic, related to the particular way of Chinese thinking.
International students choose to study Chinese language with the expectation of better employment opportunities in fields such as travel, news media, academics, diplomatic work, financial, trade, banking and a lot more. With China as an emerging economic superpower, understanding the Chinese language and the value acquired by speaking Chinese (Mandarin) is becoming increasingly important.