China has been one of the fastest growing countries in the world for the past decade. For the Netherlands – an open and export-oriented economy – the country is of vital importance, seen as China is one of the Netherlands’ largest trading partners for both import and export. Provided China’s expected economic growth will make it the largest economy globally soon, its importance on the global stage will only increase. However, the number of Dutch speaking students travelling to Asia, and China especially, is limited. Therefore, Dutch students have limited knowledge of and experience with China. To prepare Dutch students for this, Dutch talent must be offered an opportunity to gain knowledge on China. The NAHSS offers them this opportunity and by doing so, helps to make the next generation prepared for a future in which China plays a big role in all sectors.