‘Don’t worry’, China tells students rushing to overseas campuses

From Times Higher Education: “China’s Ministry of Education has eased its citizens’ concerns that a reimposed ban on online learning could frustrate their plans to obtain overseas degrees. In a fresh announcement posted on the Center for Scholarly Exchange website, authorities say students will not be disadvantaged if they cannot secure visas, flights or accommodation in time to attend on-campus classes. ‘Please don’t worry, you can continue to take online classes during the relevant procedures,’ a translation of the document insists. It urges students to keep records of visa appointments, flight cancellations or housing applications as proof that they tried to overcome these hurdles.”

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