‘Chopsticks Challenge’ unleashes competitive spirit

Visitors to the fruit-themed Summer Fun Day at the Museum of Royal Worcester on Wednesday 17 August were delighted to compete in the ‘Chopsticks Challenge’ organised by Engage with China, one of the participating exhibitors. Concentration, dexterity, and calmness under pressure were three of the main skills required of visitors as they attempted to achieveContinue reading “‘Chopsticks Challenge’ unleashes competitive spirit”

Y8 China Challenge Days result in invitation to return

“Shenzhen is 13 times the size of Birmingham,” recounted one bright pupil at the end of Day Two of our China Challenge Days delivered into Walkwood Church of England Middle School this week. This is perfectly true – but many people probably haven’t even heard of Shenzhen. In the space of 40 years, Shenzhen, aContinue reading “Y8 China Challenge Days result in invitation to return”

Educational pioneers in creating a “strategic resource for Global Britain”

“Governments can have policies,” says British Ambassador to China, Dame Caroline Wilson, “but it is ultimately people who deliver and implement those policies.” Speaking at a recent online forum for young adults who have spent time in China on the Generation UK programme, the Ambassador continued that it is vital, therefore, to have a rangeContinue reading “Educational pioneers in creating a “strategic resource for Global Britain””

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”

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”

‘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”