Foreign Students In China Should Be Allowed To Work

More and more international students are flocking to China. China attracts more International Students each year than any other Asian country.

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The Chinese government appealed to international students by upgrading educational facilities and offering a greater number of scholarships per year. According to the MOE, the total share of international students seeking higher education degrees in China grew by 13 percent over the past 10 years, jumping from almost 55,000 students in 2006 to nearly 210,000 students in 2016. However, compared to other countries in North America and Europe that allow international students to work while studying, China has placed strict limitations on international students working within their economy. This is a great inconvenience to students looking for a source of finance. Many students seek work anyway, and when caught by the Chinese authorities, are sentenced to pay high penalties and in some cases deported and their scholarships revoked. Fortunately, A Change Has Come – According to China Daily, ‘China will allow international students at Chinese universities nationwide to take part time jobs during their studies to make the country’s high educational system more attractive.’ The Chinese government has introduced a number of changes that allow international students of Tier 1 cities, like Beijing and Shanghai, to take part-time jobs or internships upon having approval from their academic institutions and the entry and exit administrative bureau.

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