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As the first traditional Chinese festival listed on the World’s Intangible Cultural Heritages, Dragon Boat Festival is one of the three most important lunar festivals in China, the culture event is featured with a culture lesson and two arts craft workshops.
​A long-time enthusiast for Chinese language and culture, James Halstead manages IMD Legal Translation and Interpreting Ltd and has a wealth of professional and personal experience working as a language specialist in and with China. In this lecture, James Halstead will introduce the global language service providing industry. What does it look like to work in the industry? How can you become a Chinese-English specialist in the UK?
Confucius Institute teacher Maggie Man will lead a fun lesson to give you an introduction to Mandarin Chinese language as part of World Unite Festival.
An all-female panel of non-Chinese natives currently working in Beijing share their tips and personal experiences to inspire others who want to start a career and build a network in China.
This short online session for University of Leeds students and staff will give you the basic cultural knowledge and language skills to engage confidently with your Chinese students, colleagues or classmates during the Chinese New Year period. 
Leeds alumnus Martin Pollard won the Reuters’ Video Journalist of the Year award in 2020 for his text and video reporting from the frontline of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In this talk, Martin will discuss his experience of covering coronavirus in China at a time when little was known about the illness and the global impact that was to come.  
Register by 1 November to take HSK level 3 or 4 at our exam centre on Sunday 5 December.
University of Leeds alumnus Andrew Seaton, Chief Executive of the China-Britain Business Council, will talk about his work and provide a perspective on UK-China business.
Register by 24 October to take HSK level 1, 2, 5 or 6 at our exam centre on Saturday 20 November.
Babette Radclyffe-Thomas studied Chinese at the University of Leeds, graduating in 2012.  Learn more about her career in this Media Futures event organised by the School of Media and Communication.