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“Chinese students at an Australian uni accept the “neo-liberal” line

A survey of Chinese students at an Australian university found they, “like many of their non-Chinese classmates—tend to be more focused on recruitment into lucrative and/or prestigious careers back home than on becoming global citizens, or acting as government agents.”

The research is reported by Claudia Astarita, Allan Patience and Sow Kea Tok, (all Uni Melbourne) who conclude; “the surveyed students—also mirroring their local counterparts—are disinclined to interrogate conventional or official accounts of their country’s contemporary politics and recent history, despite educational resources available to them. Their aims are primarily utilitarian, rarely idealistic, much less clandestine, and therefore more likely to advance the worldwide neoliberal project than the ideals of cosmopolitanism.”


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