Problem: Fewer Millennials Working in China

If Millennials can’t work in America, they certainly can’t work in China!

China has lots of CHINESE, as in smart people. And you know the work ethic of the Chinese.

Further, there is the difficulty of the Chinese language, particularly given that American Millennials barely speak English.

Add it all up, and you don’t have to wonder why the number of American students studying abroad in China has dropped to half of what it was four years ago.

 

From Yahoo News:

At the University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP), student enrollment in programs in China is expected to be less than half the level it was only four years ago. Washington-based CET, another leading study abroad group, says interest in China has been falling since 2013.

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The apparent waning of interest worries some China watchers. Given the importance of the U.S.-China relationship, having a group of Americans across different industries who speak Chinese and understand the culture is “a matter of national interest”, says Robert Daly, director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Wilson Center in Washington.

“We can’t respond coherently, effectively and fully to China unless we understand China on its own terms,” he said.

 

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