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SHANGHAI, CHINA - JUNE 20: (CHINA OUT; PHOTOCOME OUT) Graduates attend a graduation ceremony at Shanghai Jiaotong University on June 20, 2005 in Shanghai, China. According to the Ministry of Education, about 3.38 million college students will graduate this summer, 580,000 more than last year. Graduates face fierce job competition, as the number of graduates leaving colleges and universities have increased since 1999. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

China’s Middle Class Anger at its Education System Is Growing

A change in admission quotas is enough to get some parents protesting in the streets; and sending children abroad.

beijing, CHINA:  Chinese university students cycle on the campus of the pretigious Tsinghua University in Beijing 30 August 2006, with a banner welcoming the new students in the background.  Plagiarism is rampant at Chinese universities as academics are pushed to publish or perish, with their schools often covering up for them, as a recent survey of 160 Ph.D. holders found 60 percent had copied the work of others and the same percentage had paid in order to be published in academic journals.            AFP PHOTO  (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese Universities, Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

Ventures in Seattle — and Laos, and Malaysia — are all part of a new soft-power push.

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Watch: Chinese Students in America Try to Find Meaning, and Fit In

Three overseas students at Smith College end up feeling caught between two cultures.

Two students walk out together after sitting a university entrance exam in Beijing on June 7, 2016. 
Millions of children across China began sitting the annual two-day  "gaokao" university entrance exams on June 7. The exams are a national obsession which decides the fates of millions. / AFP / GREG BAKER        (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s Students Are Sharing Their Secrets … In English

Foreign-language teachers in China often become accidental confidants, even therapists.

This picture taken on June 8, 2015 shows high school students walking out of a school after sitting the 2015 national college entrance examination, or the ''Gaokao'', in Bozhou, east China's Anhui province. Nearly 10 million high school students sat for China's make-or-break college entrance exams under tight security on June 7 to 8.  AFP PHOTO   CHINA OUT        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

What it’s Like to Be a Chinese High Schooler in America

Fitting in is hard for everyone, but particularly for students born thousands of miles away.

A man prays during Christmas mass at a Catholic church in Beijing on December 24, 2009. China officially allows freedom of religion, but in practice, the ruling Communist Party restricts independent worship by forcing groups to register with the government. About 15 million Protestants and five million Catholics worship at official churches, according to official data. AFP PHOTO/LIU Jin (Photo credit should read LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Leave China, Study in America, Find Jesus

Why a growing number of Chinese students at U.S. universities are coming home with Christian beliefs.

Chinese Catholics pray as they attend an Easter service at the historic South Cathedral in Beijing on April 7, 2012.  Easter ceremonies traditionally stress the suffering of the Catholic Church and the world, an emphasis that is being particularly keenly felt this year with multiple conflicts around the world and tensions within the Church. The Holy Week celebrations take place amid concerns over the fate of Christians in the Middle East in the face of rising Islamism and violent conflict, especially in Syria which has a large Christian minority.        AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese Students Are Flooding U.S. Christian High Schools

And new data shows their atheist parents don't seem to mind.

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The Most Chinese Schools in America

Here’s where all those Chinese students are going — from New York to Silicon Valley to the American heartland.

BEIJING, CHINA - JULY 18: (CHINA OUT) Students graduate during a ceremony held for 3,768 master and 898 doctorates being given out at the Tsinghua University on July 18, 2007 in Beijing, China. China faces a major challenge in meeting its goal of creating nine million jobs this year, according to Tian Chengping, Minister of Labour and Social Security. Approximately five million college graduates, the largest number in history, will enter the job market this year, in addition to surplus rural labourers swarming into cities for work. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

For Chinese Students in America, a Transformative Journey

"The world has somehow shifted," wrote one of the hundred-plus surveyed by FP.

USC students on their way to attend a memorial service on April 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, for the two Chinese graduate students who were shot to death near campus last week. US authorities have offered $200,000 in reward money to find whoever killed the two students, after more funds were pledged on April 17.  Los Angeles has a large Chinese and Chinese-American population, including many overseas students and certain areas of the city are known for frequent gun violence. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Do Years Studying in America Change Chinese Hearts and Minds?

Yes, but it’s not always a win for American soft power, according to a recent FP survey.

Newly graduated Chinese students gather for a convocation ceremony at the University of Science and Technology in Hefei in east China's Anhui province on June 20, 2012. A record 6.8 million Chinese students, most of them born in 1990, are graduating from Chinese colleges this summer, as increasing number of graduates find it tough to get the right job because there are not enough openings for graduates in the major cities. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/GettyImages)

Chinese Students in America: 300,000 and Counting

More Chinese students are studying in the U.S. than ever before.

BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 16:  Chinese President Xi Jinping (Right) shakes hands with Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust (Left) at the Great Hall of the People on March 16, 2015 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Feng Li - Pool/Getty Images)

The Eagle, the Dragon, and the ‘Excellent Sheep’

Elite colleges in both the United States and China increasingly produce graduates with similar desires -- and similar flaws.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 25:  U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) attend a joint press conference in the Rose Garden at The White House on September 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.  Jinping is in the U.S. on an official state visit to meet with President Obama to discuss a range of issues.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Can 1 Million American Students Learn Mandarin?

Obama just announced a new initiative promising just that — and all by 2020.

A Chinese woman looks at the interior of a Gulfstream G150 luxury business jet during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2014) at the Shanghai Hongqiao airport on April 15, 2014.  Private plane ownership in China is still miniscule compared to countries like the US. State media reported only 150 such aircraft registered in 2011, despite an estimated one million millionaires as a result of the nation's economic boom.       AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s Nouveau Riche Have Landed on America’s Campuses

Chinese students abroad used to be seen as diligent, penny-pinching, and idealistic. No longer.

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