Date: Jun 07, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Amid local media reports that Beijing has banned Chinese students from studying in Taiwan, the Ministry of Education yesterday said that it was not aware of a decision.
It said it would ask the China-based University Entrance Committee for Mainland Students to clarify whether China was planning to issue a ban — or to restrict the number of students allowed to travel to Taiwan each year for study.
The Chinese-language Apple Daily yesterday reported that China is planning to restrict students who wanted to study in Taiwan because the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was now in power.
The newspaper said it had received a tip from a reader, surnamed Chen (陳), who said a Chinese student seeking permission to study in Taiwan had been told by his school in Jilin Province to “be prepared not to go to Taiwan this semester.” [FULL STORY]