Why Study Abroad in China

Study Abroad in ChinaStudy abroad in China allows international students to view things from Chinese perspective. Merging the knowledge of both China and their home countries will give students an advantage to explore potential opportunities in China for the future. Because of its long history and rich culture, China has become one of the most popular study abroad destinations for international students.

China is a unified multi-ethnic country jointly created by the people of all 56 ethnic groups. In the long course of historical evolution people of all 56 ethnic groups in China have maintained close contacts, developed interdependently, communicated and fused with one another, and stood together through weal and woe, forming today's unified multi-ethnic Chinese nation, and promoting the development of the nation and social progress.

Since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, following the guideline of unity among all ethnic groups for common prosperity and drawing on China's historical experience and the useful practices of other countries, always with a view to China's actual situation, the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese government have carved out a path for the successful solution to ethnic issues with Chinese characteristics, exercised the ethnic policy featuring equality, unity, regional ethnic autonomy, and common prosperity for all ethnic groups, thus forming a relatively complete ethnic policy system.

Major Ethnic Groups

History of China

It is a long and complex history includes all dynasties with own memorable culture. China is an important country because it has 1.3 billion people and the Chinese can draw on the historical heritage to enrich their lives. From Zhou dynasty marks the beginning of Chinese feudal history to the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911. (History of China)

China Fact Summary

Official Name: People's Republic of China
Capital: Beijing
Population: 1,367,485,388 (July 2015 estimation)
Major Cities Population: Shanghai 23.741 million; Beijing 20.384 million; Chongqing 13.332 million; Guangzhou 12.458 million; Tianjin 11.21 million; Shenzhen 10.749 million (2015 estimation)

Why Learn Chinese

Unlike most languages, Chinese has a unique ideographic writing system, which provides visual comprehensibility. The grammatical structure of Chinese is not only logical, but also pragmatic, related to the particular way of Chinese thinking. Chinese is the language of almost 20% of the population of the world. Native Chinese speakers not only live in Mainland China, but also Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and overseas Chinese communities all over the world.

International students choose to study Chinese language with the expectation of better employment opportunities in fields such as travel, news media, academics, diplomatic work, financial, trade, banking and a lot more. International companies are competing for talents with Mandarin Chinese skills to be placed as executives for their China ventures. With China as an emerging economic superpower, understanding the Chinese language and the value acquired by speaking Chinese (Mandarin) is becoming increasingly important.

Languages of China

Chinese language has hundreds of local dialects. Mandarin is used by the government and in the schools in China. It is the official language of the People’s Republic of China. Although there are many local dialects, Mandarin is used by most people in China. Chinese language is a family of closely-related but mutually unintelligible languages. These languages are known variously as regional languages, local dialects or varieties of Chinese.

Major Chinese Dialects