China has overtaken France as the third largest destination for international students after the US and UK. The Ministry of Education says almost 380-thousand overseas students were registered in the country in 2014, up almost six percent from the previous year.
More than half of these students are from Asian countries. Top of the list is South Korea, followed by the US, Thailand, Russia and Japan. According a report by Tsinghua University, when asked how they choose where to study, the three most important factors are the quality of education, the reputation of the schools and the chance of employment.