Question / Educational Exchanges: Taiwan

Question for Department for Education
UIN 11774, tabled on 1 June 2022

Catherine West

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to improve and expand education partnerships between the UK and Taiwan.

Alex Burghart

Answered on
8 June 2022

The UK’s longstanding policy on Taiwan has not changed. We have no diplomatic relations with Taiwan but a strong, unofficial relationship, based on dynamic commercial, educational and cultural ties, which we will continue to grow. Taiwan is the world’s 21st largest economy and the UK’s 28th largest trading partner.

Taiwan has set out plans to become a bilingual society in Mandarin and English by 2030. We are supporting this ambition by helping their efforts to ensure higher education can be taught in English, improve standards in teaching, learning and assessment of English, and build greater education links in both directions.