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WSET course providers are now able to resume activities in Chinese Mainland

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WSET is pleased to announce that - from today - its approved course providers in the Chinese Mainland can start offering WSET courses again. Following a suspension of business in the Chinese Mainland in 2021, WSET is now operating as an overseas non-government organisation (ONGO) with a Representative Office in Shanghai.

WSET’s Shanghai office is an addition to WSET’s global network of offices in London, Hong Kong SAR, and West Hartford (Connecticut, USA) with Ms. Willa Yang as Chief Representative leading operations in China.

Commenting on WSET’s long-awaited resumption of courses, Chief Representative Willa Yang said: “We are pleased to announce that the wait is over! We have over 90 course providers in the Chinese Mainland who are ready to offer WSET qualifications again. Existing students can now complete the courses they started before 29th January 2021 and new students can embark on their WSET journeys. We’re grateful to the administrative authorities in China who have supported us throughout this process.

CEO Michelle Brampton added, “I am delighted that WSET can now continue its mission in the Chinese Mainland to empower and inspire drinks trade professionals and consumer enthusiasts with renewed energy and focus. The Chinese Mainland is an important market for WSET and I look forward to us re-establishing an active presence here for the benefit of our existing and future students.

To find a list of approved course providers offering WSET courses in the Chinese Mainland, please visit


Pictured, our team in Shanghai