Students revise for China’s national college entrance exam in Beijing on June 7. Candidates’ interest in foreign language majors has waned in recent years. Photo: EPA-EFE
Students revise for China’s national college entrance exam in Beijing on June 7. Candidates’ interest in foreign language majors has waned in recent years. Photo: EPA-EFE

Letters | Foreign language studies no longer a hot major in China at a time cross-cultural communication is critical

  • China’s zero-Covid policy has dealt blows to foreign trade, cross-border travel and the prospects of foreign language graduates
  • However, domestic demand for multilingual talent is expected to increase as Chinese companies eye overseas markets

Students revise for China’s national college entrance exam in Beijing on June 7. Candidates’ interest in foreign language majors has waned in recent years. Photo: EPA-EFE
Students revise for China’s national college entrance exam in Beijing on June 7. Candidates’ interest in foreign language majors has waned in recent years. Photo: EPA-EFE
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