Chinese undergrads studying in Taiwan on steady decline

Some media outlets in Taiwan suggest that Beijing is worried about young students in bachelor’s programs being too ‘easily liberalized’ and developing pro-Taiwan attitudes

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/06/13
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of students from China studying in Taiwan this

University graduation ceremony in Taiwan (By Central News Agency)

year appears to have taken a steady drop compared to the increases in previous years, with some observers suggesting that China is putting tighter controls on the selection and approval of students coming to study in Taiwan.

A report from Liberty Times suggests that Beijing has become increasingly concerned that young students, especially undergrads, are immature and thus “easily liberalized,” and for that reason may be limiting the number of students who come to Taiwan to study for university.

At the end of May, the University Entrance Committee for Chinese Students announced that there are only 800 students from China currently remaining in bachelor’s degree programs at Taiwanese universities.    [FULL  STORY]

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