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James Kynge, Emerging Markets Editor for the Financial Times, delivers the Business Confucius Institute Annual Lecture on 30 November.

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Learning Chinese opens up your world, challenges your mind, and above all, it's fun! Explore our website for information on our range of courses and Chinese proficiency exams.

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Our events programme introduces you to China's rich cultural heritage as well as its vibrant modern culture. Whether your interest in China is for business or pleasure, there's something for you!

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Understand Chinese consumers and business practices through expert insight from guest speakers and academics. View business-related events, courses, and research.

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We promote the understanding of Chinese language and culture in the UK, with a business focus on helping companies to communicate with Chinese customers more effectively.

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British Library staff at the Boston Spa site enjoyed an afternoon of Chinese culture training delivered by Business Confucius Institute staff, as part of the British Library’s China project.

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This competition is a fantastic opportunity for school students to practise and improve their Mandarin Chinese language skills.

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Our first volunteer reunion took place in China on 18 August 2017. 11 University of Leeds alumni and ex Business Confucius Institute volunteers gathered in Beijing with Operations Manager Ellen Wang.

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The annual ‘China Day’ for year 7 students at Harrogate Grammar School marks the end of another successful year of Mandarin education at our Confucius Classroom.

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An evening of Chinese culture to celebrate our fifth anniversary.

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James Kynge, Emerging Markets Editor for the Financial Times, shares his extensive China expertise.

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In Chasing the Chinese Dream journalist and writer Nick Holdstock tells the story of modern China through the people who are living it. Join us at this Meet the Author event to hear the fascinating stories behind this new book.

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Try some Chinese crafts that are perfect for making Christmas gifts and decorations!

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