A green or white form is given to Chinese students who are leaving the United States Embassy in Beijing. The white form indicates that the visa has not approved, but the green one shows its approval.
The education field has recently been encroached due to the tension between the United States and China. Not only has the US impose tax increase, but it has also blacklisted tech companies, and now educational exchanges may be the next target; hence the uncertainty. China’s Education Ministry warned its citizens to evaluate the risks in the bid to study abroad and to brace up themselves accordingly.
Education Comes Next?
According to a Senior Researcher with the Center for China and Globalization, Zheng Jinlian, the request for more documents delayed her academic trip. The founder of the popular social media account College daily, Timothy Lin believes that with respect to visa restrictions, Chinese researchers are the most targeted, than the undergraduates.
According to data received from the United States Council of Graduate schools, in 2018, the International graduate schools applications decreased by 4% while the Institute for International Education reported a 6.6% decrease during the enrollment of new international students.
Lately, there have been many challenges faced by Chinese academics major and students in areas related to tech, due to the strict bans on the visa. However, it is noted that these foreigners contribute immensely to the country, innovatively and financially.
Cutting a bigger pie
Chinese students that have gone overseas to study from 1978 to 2018 are about 5.85 million. Last year, there was an 8.83% year-on-year increase in the number of Chinese students
studying abroad, amounting to about 662,100 students.
The country’s unwelcoming attitude cannot deter the Chinese from pursuing education abroad. The need for a good English education and the experience of global competition has driven most Chinese families to send their children overseas to study.
According to the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
, Canada is seen as the traditional destination for students from China, with their students amounting to about 29% of all the foreign students in Canada
as at 2018.
As stated by the New Zealand Embassy in China, the most significant source of international students for New Zealand is China. The New Zealand government has even established policies to permit students of higher levels to work in the country for a period of one to three years if specific requirements are met.
Also, according to data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency, Chinese students in the universities in Britain have increased to 106, 530 in 2018 from 87,900 in 2013.
The Senior Executive Consultant from the United Kingdom Pathway Consultancy Group, Claire Min reported that the English-speaking countries with the most share of students’ interest and new volumes of transactions are Australia, United Kingdom, and Canada. Security is another benefit enjoyed by the students in these countries, as well as in Germany, South Korea, Japan, and France.
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