Thousands more British students to study in China

At least 15,000 British students a year will be encouraged to take courses in China as part of a government-backed drive to boost British business, it was announced last week, writes Graeme Paton for The Telegraph.

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, it emerged. Universities Minister David Willetts said studying abroad could be “hugely beneficial” to individual students and the economy as a 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.
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