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The programme eChina, or in full eChina-UK, is the Sino-UK eLearning Programme, a collaborative e-learning initiative, funded in the UK by HEFCE, the Higher Education Funding Council for England and supported in China by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

eChina~UK comprises a number of teacher training projects in which British and Chinese teams have been working collaboratively to develop and pilot eLearning materials. In addition, a research team has been conducting overarching research.

Its web site is at

Partners in China for the initial projects were:

Partners in China for the follow-up projects were:

  • Tsinghua University with Qinghai Univeristy, Xinjiang University, Lanzhou University, Ningxia University, Hebei University of Technology, and Inner Mongolia University of Technology
  • Beijing Foreign Studies University
  • Beijing Normal University with South China Normal University, Zhejiang Normal University, and Beijing Jiaotong University.

The project has produced a book e-Learning Initiatives in China: Pedagogy, Policy and Culture edited by Helen Spencer-Oatey.

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