Home>Top Issues

China loosens up work permits for foreign students

Monday,Sep 19, 2016

From: CCTV NEWS

China may surpass Britain as the world’s second-largest destination for overseas students in the next few years, according to British newspaper The Independent.

According to China’s Ministry of Education, more than 397,000 overseas students from 202 countries and regions were studying in China in 2015. The number was up about 5.5 percent from a year earlier and puts China before Canada, Germany and France. The number of students studying for degrees accounts for more than 46 percent of the total and was growing at more than 12 percent.

Beijing, Shanghai, and Zhejiang are the top three destinations.

Mr. Wang Huiyao, President of Center for China & Globalization(CCG),  joining China 24 and points out there are several tendencies attracting foreign students come to China:

First of all, China is the largest developing country in the world, and the growth is still very high, that attracted lots of foreign students come to China; Secondly, in recent years China had taken more efforts to attracting more foreign students come to China as well. For example, Peiking University has start Yenching Academy aiming to recruit foreign students. In addition, since last year Shanghai and Beijing allowing foreign students working in China through working visa or internship visa.

However, China still ranked low in terms of the percentage of international students compare with U.S. and other developed countries, which means huge potential for China to grow in term of attracting foreign students. Considering China’s job opportunity, big market, One Belt &One Road Initiative and increase number of enterprises going global, there need lots of foreign students to participate. As G20 Summit had just held in Hangzhou, China is need to attracting foreign students to expand international networking, consolidate relations, building bridges, and to have more ambassadors between China and other countries. I think these momentums will continue urge to China to strengthen ties with other countries, continue turning more Chinese students going global as well as attracting lots of foreign students come to China.

As long as China improve those policies, particularly open more English programs and employ more foreign faculties and relax on the visa requirements , we will see more foreign students come to China in the years ahead.

VIDEOhttp://english.cntv.cn/2016/09/18/VIDEQwga33coX0YM8fyDRg55160918.shtml

 

 

From CCTV NEWS,2016-9-18

  • U.S. energy official impressed by China’s emission cuts

    China has shown “impressive seriousness” about combating climate change despite economic pressures, according to a senior U.S. energy official.

  • China, US think tanks hold seminar on bilateral trade relations | Xinhua

    Analysts from China and the United States participated in a seminar discussing Sino-US relations and bilateral trade in Beijing from Thursday. The two-day seminar, “China-U.S. Future Trade Relations after Mar-a-Lago Summit”, was jointly organized by the Center for China and Globalization(CCG) and American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

  • Trade, Connectivity Take Centre Stage at “Belt and Road” Forum

    The planned projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) would together span the distance from the eastern part of China until Belgium in the northwest corners of Europe and Spain further south. The initiative is also known as the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Maritime Silk Road, evoking the image of the transcontinental routes that were used for trading silk, horses, and a host of other products some millennia ago.

  • Demographers find population regulations won’t alleviate air pollution

    Regulating the population in China’s major cities won’t alleviate the smog that has been choking northern China the past several months, a leading demographer told a symposium held at the Center for China and Globalization (CCG), a leading think tank, in Beijing on Jan 6.

  • China’s Belt and Road Initiative promotes connectivity, development along ancient route

    More than three years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed to build the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road. Looking back at 2016, the Belt and Road Initiative has gained fruitful early achievements, promoting connectivity and opening up possibilities and potentials for development along the ancient trade route.