Chinese universities treat foreign students differently

Recently, Peking University has been exposed to 470,000 scholarships for the admission of unqualified Chinese students from the Philippines. This has caused great controversy. At the heart of the controversy over this incident was that the high-scholar student who came to China did not meet the Chinese standard. What s more interesting is that Peking University also arranged her to Shandong University for one-year Chinese language tuition.

As Beijing University, which has the richest educational resources in the country, this kind of nanny thoughtful and loving face exposed to foreign students is completely different from the harsh face shown in the backlash storm some time ago.. Such double standards have been questioned by many netizens: When I retired, I was afraid that people would not be able to keep up with school. Now a foreigner who is not qualified in Chinese is here. Why dont you say that you ca n t keep up with school? Are you scheduled?

It is precisely this double-standard behavior of super-national treatment for foreign students and loose admission conditions for foreigners that have become the outbreak of strong public dissatisfaction.

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Regarding the incident, the official website of the Medical University of Peking University also released the Information Note on the Admission Notice for a Filipino Student on August 19, responding that the student met the admission criteria. Screenshot below:

Image source: International Cooperation Office, Peking University Medical Department

Even so, public opinion does not pay for it. Some netizens also associate with the incident of Shandong University s schoolmate some time ago, and Shandong University of Finance and Economics forced domestic students to give up well-equipped dormitories to foreign students. Some netizens lamented that Chinese higher education is a place where Chinese people stand and run schools for foreigners.

Some people say that people in their own country may not be able to pass the competition. For foreigners, the threshold is so low that even Chinese who are not qualified can enter the school, and even huge bonuses can be obtained.

It is said that it is that the number of scholarships is equivalent to the annual income of a Chinese family; it can also be used to help children in dozens of poor areas in China complete nine-year compulsory education.

Perhaps in the public s original cognition, the psychology of Chongyangmeiwai only occurred to some people. But who would have thought, this tumor that was flattering actually grew up in the higher education institutions that spread knowledge. What s even more cruel is that this foreign capital still comes from the hard-earned money of the people.

Actually, it s not just Peking University. In China, many colleges and universities have begun to attract more international students through various preferential treatment methods many years ago to improve their international rankings. Therefore, there are many common phenomena such as the superior accommodation environment for foreign students.

The author believes that colleges and universities that have cultivated elites should cherish the resources contributed by people s livelihood and do their best to improve their hard abilities by doing scientific research. At the same time, the threshold for overseas admissions should be raised appropriately.

On the one hand, strict control and selection will win the favor of outstanding talents and help inflow of high-quality students; on the other hand, by reducing the differential treatment of foreign students, universities will gain more respect and applause.

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