By: Hsu Chih-wei and S.C. Chang
Taipei, July 5 (CNA) China has cut by more than half the number of Chinese students permitted to
study in Taiwan for the current academic year, a decision Taiwan called on it to reconsider.
Chang Hung-te (張鴻德), executive secretary of the joint committee of Taiwan universities for recruiting Chinese students, said Chinese authorities approved only 1,000 Chinese students to apply for positions in Taiwan universities this year, down from 2,136 last year.
The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), which is in charge of Taiwan’s China policy, urged Beijing not to restrict the quota assigned to Chinese students who want to study in Taiwan.
“The government’s policy of welcoming Chinese students remains unchanged. Youth and student exchanges across the Taiwan Strait should not be restricted or interfered with in any way,” said the MAC. [FULL STORY]