Monday, November 17, 2008

America is a Shopping Mall, And Everything is For Sale


Chinese students are enrolling in U.S. universities in record numbers, encouraged by aggressive recruiting combined with China's booming economy and growing middle class.

Their enrollment grew by 8 percent in the fall of 2006 and by 20 percent last year, according to Institute of International Education figures being released Monday.

Chinese enrollment increased 300 percent this year at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. George Fox University in Newberg, Ore., accepted 65 students from China, more than double its 2007 figure.

Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, already boasting a strong international student program, is enrolling 290 Chinese students, up from 127. The spike was more than 400 percent at Ohio State University, the nation's largest campus, with 115 undergraduates from China compared with 20 last year.

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"In China you can seldom find people from the U.S., but in the U.S. you find people from all over the world," Xiaoli said.

CNN


It's a sensible policy -- take advantage of the good educational system of a dying nation, and then return that knowledge home, while keep multiculturalism at bay so pluralism doesn't erupt and tear your nation apart.

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