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UK advised to keep current work rights for international students

The U.K.'s Migratory Advisory Committee (MAC) has recommended to the government that the Graduate Route, an immigration pathway among international students seeking employment in the U.K. post-graduation, should be maintained.
May 17, 2024 | 04:26 pm PT

American $1.35B jackpot winner accused of making false promise of sharing with family

The family of a Mega Millions prize owner told the court he had promised to buy a house for his father, establish a trust fund worth millions of dollars, and fund medical expenses for his father and stepmother, but failed to do so.
May 16, 2024 | 05:31 pm PT

Chinese student rescued from scammers in Thailand demanding $1M over porn, organ harvesting threat

A Chinese student in Australia has been rescued after a gang tricked her into going to Thailand and blackmailed her family for over a million dollars.
May 15, 2024 | 01:15 am PT

Australia to cap foreign student enrollments

Australia plans to introduce caps on foreign student enrollments at universities to ensure sustainable growth and alleviate housing pressure, but experts have decried this as unnecessary.
May 14, 2024 | 11:05 pm PT

Chinese woman says growing opium plants 'for hotpot seasoning'

A woman from Zhejiang Province has received a six-month suspended sentence, effective for one year, along with a fine of 3,000 yuan (US$420) for growing poppy plants at her house, claiming to use them for making hotpot.
May 13, 2024 | 11:10 pm PT

Leading UK universities reliant on Chinese tuition fees

Chinese students contribute around three-quarters of all postgraduate tuition fee income at some of the top universities in the U.K., according to a consortium of research-intensive universities.
May 13, 2024 | 08:05 pm PT

Expelled students win $1M over misinterpreted acne masks in blackface racism dispute

Two U.S. students who were expelled from a private high school in California in 2020 for allegedly “wearing blackface” secured a US$1 million settlement after proving the dark facial applications were acne treatments.
May 13, 2024 | 03:15 pm PT

UK loses appeal with international students

The number of individuals applying for British study visas has reached a record low since the pandemic, according to new data for 2024.
May 10, 2024 | 10:02 pm PT

Chinese zoo dyes dogs black and white to pass them off as pandas

A zoo in China's Jiangsu Province has garnered unwanted attention on social media for painting chow chow dogs and claiming them to be "panda dogs."
May 6, 2024 | 10:09 pm PT

Most young Chinese believe in brighter future for country: survey

About 85% of Chinese youth believe their nation's future will be brighter, according to a report by Japan's Nippon Foundation, the highest percentage among the six surveyed countries.
April 12, 2024 | 05:01 pm PT

International students flock to Australia despite immigration crackdown

Australia has become home to a record high number international students even though the government has begun tightening enrolment criteria to ensure foreign students are only there to study, not stay.
April 6, 2024 | 05:33 pm PT

Foreign teachers see no closure with Apax Leaders' unpaid salaries

Cash-strapped expatriate teachers in Vietnam who were scammed into working for free at the English language center Apax Leaders said the incident had affected their trust in the language school business.
April 3, 2024 | 03:11 pm PT

Mekong Delta's Soc Trang leads in corruption control

Moving up five ranks compared to 2022, Soc Trang Province has emerged as the leader among Vietnam's 63 localities in the corruption control index in the public sector.
April 3, 2024 | 02:32 am PT

HCMC's metro latest plan: 7 trains to enter operation in July

The company that will operate HCMC’s metro line No.1 said in its newest plan that seven out of 17 trains on the line will enter service this July instead of waiting until the fourth quarter.
April 1, 2024 | 12:37 am PT

US hits record high in student visa denials

The U.S. rejected over 250,000 student visa requests last year, marking the highest denial rate in 20 years.
March 31, 2024 | 05:10 pm PT
 
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