By Lauren Williams, WSJ Staff WriterThe U.S. has a problem: Most of its students have no intention of going to school in China, and many students aren’t interested in learning any Chinese at all.
The United States’ education system has been struggling with this problem for years.
It’s one reason why Americans’ overall score on the Shanghai Composite Index, which measures the nation’s economic performance, fell last year, a steep drop that has left it struggling to meet U.N. standards on education and health care.
As the U.K. prepares to host a Chinese-language school for the first time since the Brexit vote, China’s leaders have taken notice.
Beijing recently launched an ambitious plan to establish Chinese-owned schools in the United States, a move that will be a boon for the Us., according to a report released last month by the China-based nonprofit group China Aid.
“China Aid’s research indicates that U.U.S.-China trade could exceed $100 billion in 2025, and China Aid estimates that by 2025, U.s. trade could be worth $350 billion,” the report said.
“China Aid estimates the U,s.
is worth $500 billion.”
The Us. has spent $2.5 billion on China-owned charter schools since the election of President Donald Trump, and in a report last year China Aid estimated that the U’s charter school system could create at least 300,000 jobs and boost gross domestic product by $200 billion over the next five years.
The U.k. is expected to spend an additional $7 billion to $10 billion on charter schools over the same period, the report added.
is now trying to solve its education gap with China, with a series of efforts including a partnership between the state-run China Educational Technology Research Institute and the Shanghai School of Management.
The two universities teamed up in 2018 to launch a Chinese education technology hub, with the goal of building a network of partnerships across the country.
In a recent interview with Bloomberg, the institute’s chief executive, Guo Guangsheng, said China Aid had helped the U to identify opportunities in the U-K.
The Shanghai School is an independent university that provides an online curriculum for the Chinese language.
It opened in the fall of 2018, and the institute said it has grown its network of students to more than 300 by 2025.
China Aid said the school will offer about a dozen courses in English, including a Chinese language curriculum that is based on the Chinese classics and the writings of Confucius.
“The school’s main focus will be in offering a wide range of high-quality courses, including traditional Chinese education,” the institute wrote in a statement.
“These courses will help the school’s students learn how to make sound decisions and the foundations of Chinese culture.”
It’s unclear how many students will be enrolled in the Shanghai school, which is part of a larger initiative to establish an “educational exchange hub” for China in the coming years.
The institute said in a recent report that about 1,000 students were already enrolled in Shanghai and plans to double that number in 2020.
It did not provide a specific number for the number of students who will graduate in 2025.
The institute did not return a request for comment.
The American University of Shanghai is part the Shanghai International University, which has about 300 students and a budget of $40 million a year.
The school is based in Shanghai, with about 600 students enrolled.
It also has an office in Washington, D.C., and a partnership with the Washington Office of Foreign Assets Control, which monitors U.A.S.’s dealings with foreign governments.
The university is not affiliated with the Shanghai Educational Technology Center, the Shanghai Education Technology Development Center, or the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.
The Chinese government does not disclose the names of its schools.
In the U., however, China Aid has been providing funding to help the Shanghai Institute open a new office in the city, according to the university.