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Original: UK overtakes the US as the favourite destination for Chinese overseas students as they shun American schools and universities amid the trade war. Source: Mail Online.
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Mustard heap May 30, according to the British Daily Mail's Mail Online report, according to a survey, the United Kingdom has replaced the United States as the largest country of interest for Chinese students.
The news spread in the midst of a tense Sino-US trade war situation.
More and more Chinese students are beginning to resent education, anxiety and choice in American schools or universities, beyond the consideration of their own visas and prospects for work across the Pacific.
Studying in the United States was once the biggest dream of millions of students in this great Eastern country. But now many students have changed their minds.
According to the Kai Tak Education Report of domestic institutions of study, more than one-fifth (20.14%) of Chinese students indicated that they would study in the UK; only 17.05% said they went to the United States.
“There are many highly competitive majors in the UK, such as civil engineering, architecture, transportation planning, etc.”, Jin Hao, vice president of the Kai Tak Education Study Abroad, said that the United Kingdom is better than other countries.
In addition, Australia (15.08%), Hong Kong (13.02%), and Canada (9.19%) ranked third to fifth in the list of students' intentions.
According to a recent survey, about one-fifth of the respondents rated the UK as their first country of study, while only 17.05% chose the United States.
China is the largest international source of the United Kingdom and the United States.
In the 2017-2018 school year, 106,530 Chinese students enrolled in the UK, an increase of 21% compared to four years ago.
At the same time, American colleges and universities have more than 363,000 Chinese students. This figure is about 33% of the total number of international students in the United States at the time.
However, since the beginning of last year, the Trump administration has formulated a series of “unfair” trade policies for China to raise tariffs on Chinese goods. Chinese students have begun to avoid the United States, and the pay-for-study platform, Yi Sihui, said.
According to the news, since the Trump administration put pressure on Chinese commodity tariffs at the beginning of last year, the number of Chinese students who want to study in the United States has been decreasing.
Headquartered in Beijing, Easy Transfer is an online payment platform for students to pay tuition or living expenses on the platform.
Yi Sihui told the South China Morning Post that the number of people planning to stay in the United States has decreased, and partly because students are worried about whether they can get a visa. The United States has been tightening Chinese student visas.
According to the "Financial Times" report, based on the "spy" argument, Trump originally intended to completely ban the granting of visas to Chinese nationals last year. However, due to economic and diplomatic considerations, the proposal was eventually put on hold.
"The espionage theory" has been popular in the upper US. Last month, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director Christopher Wray said that China is trying to pass various agents (including “postgraduate and researchers”” to the United States, ““ "Stealing" the economic results of the United States. He said that China has created a social way to steal innovations from all walks of life, universities and organizations in any way possible.
Coincidentally, earlier this month, Trump’s group of Republican colleagues in Congress also proposed a new legislation aimed at prohibiting anyone who is hired or funded by the Chinese military from obtaining a US student or research visa.
It can be seen that the impact of tariffs and visas related to high-tech fields on the retention of Chinese students will continue.
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