(WASHINGTON) AMERICA’S PRESIDENT-ELECT, Joe Biden, says China is his country’s “bigg est competitor”. Yet China’s centrality in the calculations of foreign-policy experts in Was hington and throughout the West is hardly matched by the interest shown in academia #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport- Nov.30: Despite China’s efforts to promote interest in the language—and a surge of attention to it in Western schools a few years ago—enthusiasm for China studies at university level remains lacklustre. Fear of China, and restrictions imposed by it, are in part to blame:

Barriers to Sinology As China’s power waxes, the West’s study of it is waning

Can democracies compete with China without understanding it?

Economist: Nov 28th 2020: https://t.co/ZV42j4m9qa

“ In Britain the number of people studying China at university has dipped each year since 2017: Last year it fell by 90 to 1,434, according to the Universities’ China Committee in London, which promotes China studies in Britain. In Australia a survey last year of 16 academics involved in China studies suggested a similar trend:
One of the scholars said the number of Australians studying Chinese or China-related topics at university had “obviously decreased” in the past five years. Another lamented a “gradual hollowing out” of China expertise in Australia.”
This article appeared in the China section of the print edition under the headline “Barriers to Sinology”
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