TAIWAN: Some courses off-limits to Chinese students

The Ministry of Education last week published a set of guidelines stipulating that Chinese students are prohibited from enrolling in university departments related to national security, reports Focus Taiwan.

Under the guidelines, police and military academies are barred from recruiting Chinese students, ministry officials said at a conference of university presidents held in Taichung City, central Taiwan.

According to the guidelines, Chinese students are also barred from applying for study in fields concerning national secrets, such as homeland surveys, water territory surveys, disaster control and prevention, intelligence related to cross-Taiwan Strait ties and diplomacy, military projects and actions, and military technology. Fields related to key technologies such as aeronautics and astronautics, IC, energy technology, medicine and biotech are also off-limits, the ministry said.
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Focus Taiwan also reports that up to 1,000 Taiwanese students will be allowed to pursue 'dual diplomas' in China this year, the first time the government has endorsed a programme under which Chinese degrees conferred upon Taiwanese students will be automatically recognised by the government, the Ministry of Education said last week. The so-called 'dual diploma' programme allows students on both sides of the Taiwan Strait to get a graduation diploma from a school in their home country, on top of a degree (major) diploma from the school they attend on the other side of the strait.
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