Czech prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka has called for strengthened university ties between the Czech Republic and China, Radio Prague wrote. The number of Czechs studying in China and vice versa should increase, he said during his ongoing trip to China. The prime minister also warned that the lack of Czechs able to speak Chinese is threatening to become a brake on economic and other relations. Under a current agreement there are just 10 Czech students in China and the same number of Chinese in Czech universities. Read also the article Centre of traditional Chinese medicine to be built in the Czech Republic.