China sees record high number of overseas students in 2004

From Xinhua, via People’s Daily Online:

The number of overseas students in China hit a record high of 110,844, of which 6,715 were sponsored by the Chinese government, the rest studying at their own expense, sources with the Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE) said here Friday.

According to the MOE statistics, overseas students from 178 countries studied in 420 Chinese colleges and universities nationwide in 2004. The total number of overseas students increased by 42.63 percent over the previous year, and the amplitude was ranked the highest over the past ten years.

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