Will China pull the plug on Australian enrolments?

From Times Higher Education: “Experts are unsure whether Chinese authorities’ pressure on local education agents to steer their clients away from Australia, in the wake of Beijing’s claims about Australian safety risks and low-quality educational partnerships, will undermine student flows Down Under. But if it does, the financial effects could exceed and outlast the damage from Covid-19. While the pandemic cost universities an estimated A$3 billion (£1.7 billion) in 2020, that toll would be overshadowed by the loss of Chinese students. A Times Higher Education analysis has found that they contributed at least A$4.2 billion to university revenue in the pre-Covid peak year of 2019.”
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