Durham student internships reap China-UK educational benefits

Two Durham University students have just completed a 10-week internship programme with Engage with China, an independent educational charity, thanks to a philanthropic gift from an alumnus in Chinese Studies also from Durham. Olivia Farr, currently in her 3rd year studying Chinese, should have been in China for her year abroad and Riley Lin, a postgraduateContinue reading “Durham student internships reap China-UK educational benefits”

EwC fills a curriculum knowledge gap

Engage with China delivers curriculum enrichment programmes to build China literacy, global outlook and critical thinking skills in schools. EwC Director, ‘H-J’ Colston, remembers that two pages of her history A-level book, which referenced the Opium Wars in the 19th century, were the only reference to China of her whole school academic life. It appearsContinue reading “EwC fills a curriculum knowledge gap”

Sir Vince Cable supports China- related education

Engage with China confirms the appointment of The Rt. Hon. Sir Vince Cable, former Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Minister of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, as a patron of the independent educational charity. “Now that China has become an economic and technological superpower some are reacting with fear or hostility. It isContinue reading “Sir Vince Cable supports China- related education”

#Backtoschool – what China did

It is some months ago now since Chinese schools reopened. Rather than a blanket, country-wide easing of lockdown, however, re-opening began with a deliberate focus on cities and areas that were classified as ‘low risk.’ In such cases, all age groups were able to go back to school, from kindergarten to senior school. Full virusContinue reading “#Backtoschool – what China did”

Every area of human endeavour will be impacted by China

China’s size in terms of its geography, economy & population, means that its impact will be felt in significant ways around the world. Like its politics or not, therefore, people of all nations will come into contact with its tech, social media apps, investments, trade, e-commerce, values, influence and reach. We caught up with ourContinue reading “Every area of human endeavour will be impacted by China”

Your body starts decaying as you get fitter…

Christian Havrehed, intrepid ocean-rowing adventurer and EwC Adventure Ambassador, launches tomorrow into the North Sea bound for a 300 nautical mile row to Copenhagen. EwC Directors, Theresa Booth & H-J Colston, interviewed him recently about his previous Atlantic ocean-rowing experience. Asked how one prepares for a journey like that, Christian said, “you have to beContinue reading “Your body starts decaying as you get fitter…”

‘Reverse Viking’ row: Norfolk to Denmark in pursuit of re-writing of the history of exploration

This Saturday, 08 August, Christian Havrehed, Danish adventurer, inspirational speaker & EwC Adventure Ambassador, will push off in an ocean-going rowing boat destined for Copenhagen in Denmark. This 300-nautical mile journey will include rowing both in the North Sea and up the Eider Kanal across Germany just as the Vikings did centuries ago. Setting outContinue reading “‘Reverse Viking’ row: Norfolk to Denmark in pursuit of re-writing of the history of exploration”

“China Remembers” – to understand China now, you need to uncover its history

One of our Engage with China Ambassadors, Zhang Lijia, journalist and social commentator, is re-publishing “China Remembers,” a book she co-authored with former China Correspondent for both USA Today & subsequently The Times, Calum MacLeod in 1999. A book like this will not be out of date, even twenty years on. What it captures isContinue reading ““China Remembers” – to understand China now, you need to uncover its history”

Ocean rower becomes EwC “Adventure Ambassador”

Engage with China is delighted to announce the appointment of its newest Ambassador, Christian Havrehed, adventurer, ocean-rower, inspirational speaker and founder of Yantu.com. A graduate in Chinese Studies from the University of Durham and always interested in the sea, Christian was deemed “crazy enough” to enter the newly inaugurated Ward-Evans Atlantic Rowing Challenge in 2001.Continue reading “Ocean rower becomes EwC “Adventure Ambassador””

Patron Sir Anthony Seldon Asks All Schools to Take China Seriously

Sir Anthony Seldon is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, former Headteacher & author of over 35 books on contemporary history, politics & education. He was a pioneer in opening a dedicated Mandarin Learning Centre in 2012 to enable his pupils at Wellington, “to embrace China.” We are delighted that Sir Anthony is Patron ofContinue reading “Patron Sir Anthony Seldon Asks All Schools to Take China Seriously”