This week

Is Studying Overseas Losing Its Allure for Chinese Students?

Some Chinese students have spent years preparing to apply for international universities. Two years into a global pandemic, they’re asking if it’s still worth it. Read more on sixthtone.com



Last week

China’s international schools hit by exodus of teachers dejected by COVID curbs

International schools face a drop in foreign student enrolment. Read more on reuters.com


China’s international schools hit by exodus of teachers dejected by COVID curbs

After teaching for three years at an international school in Shanghai, Michael is preparing to break his contract and leave, worn down by stringent measures against the coronavirus. Read more on reuters.com


55-year-old Chinese man takes entrance exam for 26th time in 40 years in hopes of dream school admittance

For 55-year-old Liang Shi, age is no limit as he took an entrance exam for the 26th time since he was a teenager to get into his dream school. Read more on nextshark.com


ACM withdraws more than 300 ‘fake’ papers from Chinese scholars

According to retractionwatch.com, the New York-based Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has recently retracted 323 academic papers from its database. Read more on thebl.com



This month

Is China taking an isolationist stance on higher education?

Cancellation of international exams and pronouncements on rankings trigger debate Read more on timeshighereducation.com


Three major universities quit international rankings

After years of receiving extra government funding to push selected top universities up international university rankings, three major Chinese universities will no longer participate in overseas rankings – a move which academics say could make the rankings landscape less globally representative as Chinese universities pursue a different path. Read more on universityworldnews.com


Concern over ‘propaganda’ at Chinese institutes in universities

Fresh concerns have been raised about Chinese institutions within Scottish universities, after claims an academic told students that President Putin’s invasion Read more on thetimes.co.uk


China hubs earned universities £13m

Universities have accepted more than £13 million in funding from a Chinese cultural programme described as an extension of the government in Beijing.Five unive Read more on thetimes.co.uk


Tibet’s New College Admission Rules: No University for Dalai Lama Supporters

Tibetan candidates will be examined for their “ideological and political morality.” “Separatists” and those involved in “illegal” religion will be excluded. Read more on bitterwinter.org


How Far Does China’s Influence at U.S. Universities Go? One Student Tried to Find Out.

Peter Mattox had some worries about Chinese state control over NMSU’s Confucius Institute. So he designed an experiment. Here’s what happened. Read more on politico.com


How Far Does China’s Influence at U.S. Universities Go? One Student Tried to Find Out.

Peter Mattox had some worries about Chinese state control over NMSU’s Confucius Institute. So he designed an experiment. Here’s what happened. Read more on politico.com


China’s Educational Influence Expected to Grow in Latin America

Confucius Institutes in Latin America open doors for students while analysts warn about diminishing academic freedoms and Chinese influence Read more on voanews.com


‘Beijing’s Plan to Overtake the United States’: Rubio Slams Universities’ $120 Million China Ties

Sen. Marco Rubio lambasted the news that U.S. universities conducted more than $120 million in financial agreements with China last year. Read more on theepochtimes.com


6 Hong Kong teachers disqualified over complaints linked to 2019 protests

Six Hong Kong teachers have been disqualified over complaints linked to the 2019 anti-extradition bill protests and unrest, documents submitted to Legislative Council have revealed. Read more on hongkongfp.com