Taiwan on Monday indirectly rejected an offer by China to allow Chinese students to study on the island, a day after Beijing extended an olive branch to Taipei during a forum to improve cross-strait ties.
“For Chinese students to study in Taiwan, it is a complicated issue,” said Chen Ming-tong, chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), Taiwan’s top China policy-planning body. “There must be a set of plans to regulate their stays in Taiwan and resolve the legal restrictions here.”
He said without proper planning, allowing Chinese students into Taiwan would only exploit the educational resources meant for local students. [Full Text]