China and Japan to keep borders shut for another term

From Times Higher Education: “International students have been left hanging once again as summer vacations end and yet another new term starts in China and Japan without them. The students – many of whom come from the Global South – had high hopes for a return in September, as vaccination levels have risen globally. However, there is still no news from the two Asian giants, which had collectively enrolled 800,000 international students in 2019 but have mostly kept borders closed since early 2020. In China, the academic year will begin in September without most foreign students, many of whom recently received notices from universities asking them to defer another year.”

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