The UK raids the US as the favorite destination for Chinese overseas students because they avoid American schools and universities during the trade war
- A fifth of Chinese students placed the UK as their favorite, according to a survey
- While 17.05 percent prefer the US as their preferred country for higher education
- The news comes when Beijing and Washington wage an intense tariff war
- Many Chinese students with plans to study in the US have concerns about visas
- China is the largest country of origin of international students for both countries
The United Kingdom has defeated the United States to become the most popular destination for overseas Chinese students, according to a recent survey.
The news comes in the midst of an intense tariff war between Beijing and Washington.
More and more Chinese students are turning away from American schools and universities because of concerns about their visas and job prospects in the Pacific.
More Chinese students say they want to study in the United Kingdom because they are turning away from the United States because of concerns about visas and job expectations during a trade war (file photo)
Studying in America was the greatest dream of millions of students in the Far East, but now many of them have changed their minds.
According to Chinese educational consultancy EIC Education, more than one fifth (or 20.14 percent) of Chinese students say they have plans to study in the UK, while only 17.05 percent the United States.
& # 39; The UK has many highly competitive majors such as civil engineering, architecture, transportation planning, etc. & # 39 ;, Jin Ran, vice president of EIC Education, told the Chinese newspaper. The Elite reference while explaining the benefits of the UK over other countries.
Australia (15.08 percent), Hong Kong (13.02 percent) and Canada (9.19 percent) took third to fifth place in the report.
A recent study reveals that about a fifth of respondents chose the UK as their first choice of country to study in, compared to 17.05 percent who chose America
China is the largest country of origin for international students for both the United Kingdom and the United States.
In the 2017-2018 school year, 106,530 Chinese students participated in universities in the United Kingdom – an increase of 21 percent compared to four years ago.
In the same period, more than 363,000 Chinese students studied at American colleges and universities. The figure is approximately 33 percent of the total international student population in the United States.
But Chinese students began to shun the United States after the Trump government since the beginning of last year the & # 39; unfair & # 39; China's trade policy and tariffs for Chinese goods, according to the money transfer company Easy Transfer.
The number of Chinese students who wanted to study in the United States began to shrink after the Trump Administration imposed tariffs on Chinese goods since the beginning of last year, a source said
The Beijing-based firm helps students transfer money abroad to pay their tuition fees and living expenses.
It told South China Morning Post that the number of Chinese students who wanted to study in the United States had decreased because of concerns that they might not be able to get a visa.
Washington has to tighten visas to Chinese students.
The Trump government allegedly accused the idea of banning visas for Chinese citizens from studying in the US for fear of spying last year.
The proposal was postponed due to concerns about the economic and diplomatic impact, according to the Financial times.
Earlier this month, a group of Donald Trump & co-republicans introduced in Congress legislation aimed at preventing anyone employed or sponsored by the Chinese army from receiving student or research visas for the United States.
Last month, FBI director Christopher Wray said China was trying to "waste its way up the economic ladder" through various agents who sent Beijing to the US, including & # 39; graduate students and researchers & # 39 ;.
"China is a pioneer in a social approach to stealing innovation in every possible way from a wide range of companies, universities and organizations," he said.
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