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Restrictions on Chinese students to be eased gradually: official

Restrictions on Chinese students to be eased gradually: official

Taipei, May 16 (CNA) Taiwan will gradually lift its restrictions on Chinese students studying at its schools, the head of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) said Saturday. Lin Join-sane (???) was referring to the "three restrictions and six noes" that have been in effect since 2011, when Taiwan first opened its universities to Chinese students. The restrictions on Chinese students have to do with the schools from which they are accepted, the departments in Taiwanese universities in which they can enroll, and number of Chinese students allowed to study in Taiwan. The "six noes" refer to actions that are not allowed, namely preferential grading on entrance exams, awarding of scholarships, change in Taiwanese student enrollment openings, part-time jobs, sitting of licensing examinations, and remaining in Taiwan after graduation. Lin noted that when he became head of the SEF in September 2012, only 41 Chinese universities were accredited in Taiwan, but the number has since ballooned to 320. In addition, all elementary and secondary schools in China are accredited in Taiwan, he said. "As a pluralistic society, Taiwan will remain open to different views and engage in communications to formulate a policy that is in line with the expectations of the majority of people," Lin said, addressing the question of whether a change of government in Taiwan will result in change of the country's policy on Chinese students. (By Kao Chao-fen and Lilian Wu)


Updated : 2021-09-25 21:05 GMT+08:00