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The Swire Chinese Language Foundation is a private initiative funded by John Swire and Sons. The aim of the Foundation is to broaden the reach of Chinese teaching in the United Kingdom and improve its quality by developing a network of centres of excellence for teaching the language across the country. To date we have established Swire Chinese Language Centres in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Gosforth, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford and Sheffield. We will be adding to these in coming years.

Our mission

The Foundation’s mission is to spread the teaching of Mandarin Chinese more broadly across the United Kingdom. Over time, we hope thereby to help forge stronger relations and a greater understanding between Britain and China.