#ChinaEd a Global Education Hot Spot


In the past decade, China has been the driver of international student growth for much of the world. The most popular destination for Chinese students has been the United States. The US is, in fact, the leading destination for all foreign student intake worldwide.

The trend in international education has been for years that students from poorer, less developed, non-Western countries head to famous institutions located in the Western powers. However, as China has been on its meteoric rise, this trend is taking on an interesting dynamic.

In recent years, China is becoming a major player in the international student scene. Students from around the world are recognizing China’s economic rise as an opportunity for potential future career development. Anyone living, working, or studying in China can see that there are more and more foreigners around them. Large portions of these new laowai are these newly recruited students.

With a clear eye on soft power, educational leaders in China are pushing for even more of their share of these students. The goal is to have a half million by 2020. The ramifications from this new dynamic in the international educational sector are unclear. Will we see a large dip in foreign student numbers in once popular destinations in the West? Can China really attract as many students (or close to) as the United States?

What is certain is that this is an exciting time for those interested in China and/or international education.

This infographic illustrates these international education facts on China, condensed in an easier to read graphical layout.

Ryan Allen is the Communication Specialist for American International Education Development (AIED) Council. This non-profit organization connects students and educators in the US to their counterparts in China. You can read more about their organization at their website: aied-edu.org, and follow them on twitter: @AIEDCouncil. Allen is also an adjunct lecturer at Berkeley College, and is researching Politics and Education at Teachers College of Columbia University.

  1. What a bunch of stupid Chinese monkeys to let so many foreigners into China to mess up the Shitty place.

    Next thing you know the whole sticking country will be pissed on by those motha muggers and fatha rapers and worst all them blacks that will screw the lights out of them slutty China gals.

    Big mistake, the brains behind this should be in the dark jails for this crap, better yet just shoot them.

  2. Asiana Airlines Flight 214 ……………plane slammed into a seawall and lost its tail end during a crash landing at San Francisco’s airport.

    Authorities were also reviewing the initial rescue efforts after fire officials acknowledged that one of their trucks might have run over one of the two Chinese teenagers killed in the crash. The students, Wang Linjia and Ye Mengyuan, were part of a larger group headed for a Christian summer camp with dozens of classmates.

    Going to school in the USA for Chinese students from China means they might not ever go back home.

  3. A 25-year old college student has reached a $4.1 million settlement with the U.S. federal government after he was abandoned in a windowless Drug Enforcement Administration cell for more than four days without food or water, his attorneys said Tuesday.

    Chong said he drank his own urine to stay alive, hallucinated that agents were trying to poison him with gases through the vents, and tried to carve a farewell message to his mother in his arm.

    Talk about Chinese jails in China, this takes the cake.

  4. A Chinese reporter was hauled away by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s RCMP security detail Friday after he grabbed a microphone and tried to ask Harper a question during a news conference at a mine in northern Quebec………………………………………….

    The first sign of trouble arrived before the news conference even began, when Li was heard speaking to Lecce and saying, “It’s unfair. Not fair.”

    Three RCMP officers were nearby and grabbed him.

    The highly trained unit is deployed wherever the prime minister goes and travels with him in order to protect him, though it is unclear what risk, if any, they believed Li posed.

    We have free speech here in Canada, and the Chinese ain’t got any rights, right?


    A monument commemorating victims of communism will be erected near Parliament Hill.

  5. to those chinese students planning to study in australia dont.Australians are the most vile rascist corrput nations on this planet.study elsewhere.

  6. Amazing is the large difference between the number of Chinese students studying in the United States and the number of American students studying in China. Maybe it has to do with the difference in population. If it showed the percentages of Americans studying China compared to the percentage of Chinese studying in America maybe the number would be closer.

  7. The Confucian Institute is also spreading the word about Chinese culture, language and history. They have been put in many countries as a way of educating people about the above mentioned.

  8. Who are all these anti-White trolls? Why don’t you bitter cunts go [pay to] get laid for the sake of all of us? “voiceofhomer” for instance believes Africans and Arabs living in France are ‘Frenchmen’. He’s hardly as clever as a Hellene is he..

    the Chinese leech off of the west, not the other way around. And would you zombies stop using “westerner” when you really mean American or ANGLO!

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