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Information note - 2016 China activities in review

16 February 2017

This paper presents a summary and analysis of the implications of the 13th Five Year Plan of the China's National People's Congress for UK universities.

The Plan was formally approved in March 2016. It sets out the national socio-economic priorities including those in higher education and research.

This information note also details current and expected funding and other developments relevant to UK/China collaboration in higher education and research.

Finally, it reports on a series of high-profile engagements between the UK and China in higher education, culminating with the People-to-People Dialogue and accompanying Education Summit in Shanghai in December 2016.


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