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According to an embassy notice on Thursday, by midnight on Tuesday, the embassy had received a total of 425 applications on the registration platform for citizens needing to return to China urgently.The notice advised that staying at home and avoiding unnecessary travel is the safest method of self-protection during the epidemic outbreak. However, school students aged 5-18 in boarding schools or living with elderly guardians who are unable to take care of them will be given priority in returning to China on the chartered flights. University students can also apply.
On April 2, the Chinese embassy and consulate in the UK assisted in organizing the return of 181 Chinese citizens, including students, to China.There are 220,000 Chinese students in the UK, including 15,000 school pupils, Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming said in an earlier interview.Staying is an option
The impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on overseas Chinese students has been huge, putting them in a dilemma over whether to stay abroad or return home.Colin Chen, executive director of InterGreat Education Group, told the Global Times that since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the UK, his company has been helping the Chinese embassy in the UK to collect information on school pupils who are facing difficulties. Chinese pupils in the UK are in schools scattered all over the country, with some staying in boarding schools and some living with guardian families, which made gathering the information somewhat difficult, according to Chen.
Chen said they are trying to reach out to individual Chinese students through the Boarding Schools' Association (BSA). As boarding schools are encouraging students to return home, there are only a small number of overseas students staying in schools with limited numbers of staff. This is also likely to be a long-term arrangement.
Another problem facing overseas students is that some of the guardian families they live with have members over 70 years old who have been told to self-isolate for four months even if they don't have coronavirus symptoms, in a "wartime-style" lockdown by the government. As a result, it is difficult for elderly guardians to take care of young pupils.Roughly 30,000 Chinese students studied at universities in Russia in 2017 and 2018, according to a survey by a Russian institute.
On March 26, Chinese Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui held an online meeting with Chinese student representatives. Zhang said the embassy will work with local government departments to solve difficulties students may have with daily living, studying, and security.UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson File Photo: AFP
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