Chinese students make up about 30 per cent of America’s international student population. Photo: AFP

Perceived anti-China bias and dearth of jobs have Chinese science students in US mulling their options

  • Some extend graduate studies to boost chances of winning jobs or US citizenship at a time of uncertainty
  • Reports suggest Chinese attendance at US schools is declining after years of growth
Topic |   China education

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Chinese students make up about 30 per cent of America’s international student population. Photo: AFP
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As recent political divides in the Western world show us, psychology and emotions, like economics and finance, play a big role in complex human interactions like the Duke incident. Photo: Xinhua
Linda Lim
Opinion

Opinion

On Reflection by Linda Lim

Chinese students at a US university were told to speak English. Simple racism, or something more?

  • Graduate students at Duke University were told they should speak English “100 per cent of the time” while on campus
  • The incident has attracted deserved condemnation, but the true motivations behind it need to be examined

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As recent political divides in the Western world show us, psychology and emotions, like economics and finance, play a big role in complex human interactions like the Duke incident. Photo: Xinhua
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