Protest to decry Chinese student rules

‘CROSS-STRAIT CONSIDERATIONS’: Groups said that the Ministry of Education’s policies excluded Chinese and students should not be blocked over political issues

Taipei Times
Date:  Aug 07, 2020
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Mainland Affairs Council Minister Chen Ming-tong speaks at a meeting at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Peter Lo, Taipei Times

The Taiwan International Student Movement yesterday said it would protest today outside the Ministry of Education in Taipei against a policy that excludes some Chinese students from returning to Taiwan amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since June 17, the ministry has allowed foreign students from 19 “low risk” and “medium-low risk” countries and regions to enter Taiwan.

On July 22, it announced that it was relaxing restrictions to include students from all countries and regions who are graduating this semester and on Wednesday it further expanded entry to students enrolled in degree programs.

A letter sent by the ministry on Wednesday to universities did not exclude students from China.

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