In 2013, the Chinese government proposed the China’s Belt and Road Initiative to promote economic connection and cooperation. China’s education, especially higher education, plays an important role in the Belt and Road Initiative. The most important mission of education in the Belt and Road Initiative is the cultivation of talent, actively strengthening the cooperation between businesses and educational institutions, promoting research and international cultural exchange and cooperation.
Through the Belt and Road and the 19th Party Congress, China signals a strong commitment to further economic openness, international cultural exchange and cooperation, and innovation. This creates a need for high quality education services and education technologies to further modernize and globalize China’s economy.