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China forces students enrolled in Western universities to get out of China immediately

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdw:
    On Sunday, China reversed a 2020 COVID related decision allowing recognition for degrees from foreign universities completed online. Now is a mass scramble for Chinese students to get out of China immediately and return to overseas campuses. In Australia, Universities are puzzled by the sudden announcement and scrambling to provide visas and accomodation for up to 40,000 Chinese students set to return, with the new academic year starting in just a few weeks.

    https://www.news.com.au/travel/trave...3d8ad847f7474e

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-...-ban/101906794

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...t-to-australia
    There's a heavy dose of irony in the thumbnail for that first article... stock photo has the guy with the Sea Shepherd t-shirt
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    Quote Originally Posted by GentleGeorge:
    Half agree here... I'm not sure I can see the 'good idea' part?
    Surely you see that it's a good idea to encourage students back out into the world, face to face teaching, travel, integrate socially, experience different cultures etc etc rather than be stuck at home learning online?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauljoecoe:
    Surely you see that it's a good idea to encourage students back out into the world, face to face teaching, travel, integrate socially, experience different cultures etc etc rather than be stuck at home learning online?
    Yup fair enough