It’s business as usual in international education with growth rolling on. In July there were just short of 565 000 students from other countries in Australia, up 15 per cent on the same month in 2016. Both higher education and VET were up 17 per cent, with school numbers growing by 12 per cent and ELICOS 7 per cent. China accounts for 29 per cent of the market. Here is hoping a vice chancellor never offends anybody on the Politburo.