The part of the ChinaConnectU.com designed for students in China who are thinking of coming abroad to study is called  ??? – Zouchuqu, or “Going Out.” This is the beginning of Berkshire’s new focus on international education – Berkshire Education or – and perhaps I’ll add those characters for “education” to  ???- Zouchuqu. But I kind of like the bigger meaning, because education is only part of the new flow of people and investment from China to the United States and the rest of the world.

Of course there are many challenges, on both sides, and we could talk all night about the risks and resistances. These are all topics that Berkshire will be covering, not only at ChinaConnectU but in our books, in the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography, and in a new edition of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China.

Here’s a little background on use of the term “zouchuqu” in various Chinese Five-Year Plans, from a report produced recently by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR):

Meanwhile, Chinese foreign direct investments totalled US$2,500 billion, and the number of people leaving China annually rose above 50 million, according to Jin Canrong. Jin says that while the Tenth Five-Year Plan referred to the goal of “actively and steadily going out” (???????, jiji wentuo de zouchuqu), and the Eleventh referred to “going further outwards” (??????, jinyibu zouchuqu), the current Twelfth plan calls for “accelerating the implementation of the strategy for going out” (??????????, jiakuai shishi zouchuqu de zhanlüe). So, over the last decade, China’s policy of outward movement has consistently increased in economic and political significance. China_Analysis_Facing_the_Risks_of_the_Going_Out_Strategy_January2012.pdf

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