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The Chinese revolution

Languages and humanities
An understanding of Chinese history, culture and language will be increasingly crucial for our younger generations.
Dr Judith McClure introduces the Scotland-China Education Network, including its new student ambassadors scheme.

The Economist reported on April 21, 2012, in one of its now regular pieces on China: “In 2010 (China) overtook America in terms of manufactured output, energy use and car sales. Its military spending has been growing in nominal terms by an average of 16 per cent each year for the past 20 years. According to the IMF, China will overtake America as the world’s largest economy in 2017.”

The Scotland-China Education Network (SCEN) was founded in January 2006 in the belief that an education fit for the modern world, helping young people to understand their role as global citizens and to secure work, must include a knowledge and understanding of China, its history, culture, politics and society. It should also offer the opportunity to learn Mandarin, one of the three most frequently spoken languages in the world. 

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