INTRODUCTION

With China’s surging economy, her entry into WTO and the anticipation that she will become the world’s leading economy in the coming decade, the rising interest in all things Chinese is no lesser than her impressive economic growth. China’s current economic growth has not only aroused the interest of businessmen and governments, but also academics and adventurers from all over the world.

There is more reason than ever to learn and master the Chinese language. Every day, more and more people from the world over are beginning to deal with China, be it in the political arena, for work or leisure. For example, it is now a common practice among Ivy League graduates to spend some time learning Mandarin in Beijing to better equip themselves for possible future interaction with elements of the new global leader. Multinational corporations are rushing to China’s doorstep, some in search of cheap labour and others with a dream to capture a consumer market of over a billion people.

The stories of China’s emergence and the trends that follow it cannot be told in a few words, but suffice to say, it is increasingly important for people today to learn and master the Mandarin language.

Hence the birth of The Mandarin Centre in 2004.

With more than 10 years’ experience of working with private and public sector organizations across all industries and sectors, The Mandarin Centre ideally placed to help you achieve the level of business or social Mandarin Chinese you require. Some of our partners are Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR), Mercedes Benz Malaysia, Prasarana Malaysia, FJ Benjamin, Danone Dumex, SCA Hygiene, Vonda Group, Rohas Euco Industries, UEM, Great Eastern, RHB Bank, OCBC Bank, Standard & Chartered Bank, OSK, ASLI, TV3, 8TV, Astra Zeneca, Chartis, CLSA, Digi, Khazanah Nasional, MNC Wireless, MITI, Boustead Holdings, Naqiz & Partners… & many more.