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Mischa Wilmers is an Employability & Placements Officer at the University of Leeds. He has taken full advantage of what the Business Confucius Institute has to offer, completing all six levels of our evening courses between 2017 and 2019, joining the China Camp trip in 2018 and working towards HSK exams.   Mischa’s original blog post for us in 2018 described how he got started and what his...

Babette Radclyffe-Thomas studied Chinese at the University of Leeds, graduating in 2012.  She is now an award-winning freelance journalist who has worked at Vogue China and Prestige and written fashion and beauty columns for China Daily.   She is also currently working towards a PhD at the London College of Fashion, writing her dissertation on fashion, gender and identity...

Grace Valks, a third year Chinese student at the University of Leeds, recently joined the Business Confucius Institute team as the Mandarin Aspirations Project Assistant. Her internship will involve sharing stories about people’s Mandarin learning experiences to educate and inspire other learners. We asked Grace to introduce herself by sharing...

Language learning is well-suited to self-study as well as being a reason to reach out and connect with others online to practice. Here is a selection of resources suggested by our teaching team to help keep you on track with your studies at home. 加油!   As far as we are aware you can access all...

Our China in Africa event on 26 September will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the China-Africa relationship from leaders in the field. In this post we introduce you to this panel of experts. The seminar will consider China’s activities in Africa from a variety of perspectives including industrialisation,...