China becomes third most-popular destination for overseas students


BEJING (China) April 26 (APP): China has become the third most-popular
destination for students who study abroad after the United States and the United Kingdom.
Students who come from Belt and Road countries increased 13.6 percent
from the year 2015. The total number was 207,746, according to the Chinese Ministry of Education.
“The continuous rise of China’s education quality has won recognition
from both students and parents abroad,” associate dean of the UIBE’s School of International Education Liu Jinlan said.
The deepening exchanges between China and countries along the Belt and
Road routes create a higher demand for international talent, she added.
Liu notes that China’s policy support, such as the Belt and Road
scholarship offered to 10,000 foreign students each year for the next five years, also contributes to this rise.