A surge in the number of overseas Chinese students is set to decline due to the coronavirus and restrictions in the US. Photo: AFPA surge in the number of overseas Chinese students is set to decline due to the coronavirus and restrictions in the US. Photo: AFP
A surge in the number of overseas Chinese students is set to decline due to the coronavirus and restrictions in the US. Photo: AFP

Tide of Chinese students studying abroad slowed by coronavirus, US tensions as international education sector stumbles

  • Chinese students studying abroad rose to 662,100 in 2018 from only 40,000 in 2000
  • But education agencies report applications from new clients are falling due to fears about the coronavirus and new restrictions by the US government
Topic |   US-China decoupling
A surge in the number of overseas Chinese students is set to decline due to the coronavirus and restrictions in the US. Photo: AFPA surge in the number of overseas Chinese students is set to decline due to the coronavirus and restrictions in the US. Photo: AFP
A surge in the number of overseas Chinese students is set to decline due to the coronavirus and restrictions in the US. Photo: AFP
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