Came across this news article on Chinese students facing racial discrimination here in Ireland.
And the article last paragraph shows how important it is for Ireland to take Chinese students and China's relation seriously.
“China is going to be very important in the next few decades, these are the prime people to link Ireland to China, yet we are sending them packing once they finish their degree.”
Come to think of it, I should really pick up and learn Mandarin. >-<