Top university to open in Oxford

One of China’s top universities is preparing to open a campus at the heart of British academic life, just months after President Xi Jinping called for Chinese universities to be transformed into strongholds of Communist Party rule, writes Tom Phillips for the Guardian.

Peking University, an elite Beijing institution where Mao Zedong once worked as a librarian, will open a branch of its HSBC Business School in Oxford early next year, the respected financial magazine Caixin reported recently.

The school is setting up camp in Foxcombe Hall which it recently purchased for a reported £8.8 million (US$11 million). Peking University said courses at its Oxford campus, which is not connected to the University of Oxford, would focus on “professional knowledge of China’s economy, financial market and corporate management”.
Full report on the Guardian UK site