A snapshot of education and related developments that occurred in China in the first half of 2014, prepared by Education New Zealand.
China’s Ministry of Education released its full year figures on the number of students who travelled abroad in 2013. The figures show a record number of students – 413,900 – studied overseas.While the number of students heading overseas reached an all-time high last year, the rate of growth slowed significantly. Whereas previous double digit growth in the number of students heading overseas had almost become expected, 2013 bucked the trend with 3.5 per cent growth. This compares to a growth rate of 18 per cent in 2012 and an annual growth rate of 28.2 per cent between 2000 and 2010.
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