Learning to ‘tell China’s story well’: the constructions of international students in Chinese higher education policy

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October 18, 2020


Benjamin Mulvey and William Yat Wai Lo


This article seeks to understand how Chinese policy texts construct international students. This study reveals that international students are introduced in Chinese policies in five ways, ‘para-diplomats’ and ‘future elites’, but also as sources of ‘mutual exchange’, of ‘insufficient quality' and finally, as requiring ‘guidance’ to understand Chinese laws.


Culture | Education

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