As diplomatic relations between Australia and China continue to improve, the Australian government is preparing for the return of thousands of Chinese students.
According to the Australian Department of Education, Chinese students make up the largest international student population in Australia, with over 150,000 enrolled in 2019. The number of Chinese students has been steadily increasing since then, with the majority studying at universities and other higher education institutions.
The Australian government has taken steps to make the return of Chinese students easier, such as easing visa restrictions and providing additional support services. It has also implemented a range of measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students, including providing dedicated support staff and health services.
The government has also been working to ensure that Chinese students have access to quality education, with the introduction of a new set of guidelines for universities and other institutions to follow. These guidelines include measures to ensure that Chinese students receive the same quality of education as their Australian peers, as well as measures to ensure that their cultural and language needs are met.
The return of Chinese students is seen as a positive step for both countries, and a sign of the improving diplomatic relations between them. It is hoped that the return of Chinese students will help to foster a deeper understanding between the two countries and create a more positive relationship in the future.