Generation UK: China Network

04 May 2016

British-CouncilAmbassador Barbara Woodward announced as the official Champion of the Generation UK: China Network.                                   

Ms Barbara Woodward CMG OBE, British Ambassador to China, has now been officially announced as the Champion of the British Council run Generation UK: China Network.

The Network aims to connect all British nationals with experience in China to help secure the legacy and long-term benefits of student and professional experience in China.

As Champion of the Network, the Ambassador will support in raising awareness of the initiative and advocating for greater engagement, building trust and understanding of the network, and making sure it lives up to its potential and ambitions. In addition, she will also be attending and speaking at some of the network's high-level events and sharing insights with the members.

Barbara Woodward HMG ETC said:"By connecting British students, young professionals and practiced China experts, and enabling them to share their knowledge and experience of China, the network plays a key role in broadening and deepening UK engagement with China. The network helps strengthen the foundations of thegolden era, allowing individuals to understand and benefit from it, and ensures the UK-China relationship continues to blossom."

The Generation UK: China Network, which is digitally hosted on LinkedIn, brings together UK nationals with experience of China to support ongoing engagement with China. With the goal of reaching 20,000 members by 2020, it is a vibrant network showcasing the benefits that China experience brings to individuals' employability and career development. By engaging with the Network and itsLeading Lights -established UK nationals who represent the forefront of their respective fields and have benefited from experience in China - members can develop their international skills, knowledge and experience of China to best support their careers and the UK's international competitiveness.

Interested UK nationals can join the network here.

Speaking of the Network, which was inaugurated in London in February 2016, Jim Addison, Director of Education at the British Council in China, said:"The inception of the Generation UK: China Network comes at an important and exciting time for UK-China relations.For the UK to continue to successfully engage with China, the UK needs a 'China-ready' workforce: people who understand China, its ways of life and working.This is the vision behind the Generation UK: China Network."