Schools in Wales ‘could teach Mandarin’ to boost trade

According to BBC, Mandarin could be taught in Welsh secondary schools in a bid to raise Wales’ international profile.

The Welsh Government wants to establish the country as a visitor destination for Chinese people as part of its new strategy to boost trade.

Welsh businesses sold more than £17bn of goods abroad in 2018 and at present 60% of those exports go to the EU, with Germany as the top destination.

To make that happen, the Welsh Government has launched a new international strategy to focus on three areas – cyber-security, compound semi-conductors, and creative industries – chosen in part for their “resilience to Brexit” and because of their “global recognition as areas of excellence”.

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