Chinese students are coming to USA for reasons of mutual benefit of two nations on both sides of the Pacific.
Washington Post, May 1, 2009 on page A1 with Photo,A8:
China's increasing prosperity fuels interest in US colleges. It is a matter of human resource to be trained in USA for investment in human capital.
"Folks believe the education offered in the US is undoubtedly the best in the world." said Betty Xiong from Shanghai. In the past three years, the number of Chinese applicants to Georgetown University rose from 95 to 208. Georgetown is famous for the location in Washington with easy access to the US government and the renowned alumnus such as President Bill Clinton.
I had arrived in the United States from Shanghai in 1947 to USF and came to Washington to earn my graduate degree from Georgetown University in 1950.
China's growing middle class provides an expanding pool of people able to afford overseas travel and parents often are willing to pay a considerable sum to educate an only child for a promising career with degree from the United States.
"In China, because so much of the growth is tied to international trade and multinational corporations with investment in China, the value of US higher education is clearly understood and worth the investment of cash on the other side." said Peggy Blumenthal,chief operating officer of the Institute of International Education.
Here is the meeting ground of Sino-American Economics in the global context.
Francis Shieh aka Xie Shihao on Friday, May 1, 2009 at 9.56 a.m. May is the month to honor Asian American Heritage.