No students from mainland Chinese schools were admitted to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology through its early admission programme this year. Photo: AP

Chinese students miss out on early places at MIT but what’s to blame for the change in fortune?

  • The prestigious university offered early admission to more than 700 students from around the world, but none came from Chinese schools
  • Some analysts say Washington’s fears about espionage are to blame, while others put it down to China’s failure to prepare fully rounded youngsters
Topic |   Chinese overseas

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No students from mainland Chinese schools were admitted to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology through its early admission programme this year. Photo: AP
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