20 May '11, 2pm

More Indonesians heading to universities in China

More Indonesians heading to universities in China

JAKARTA : More Indonesians are heading to universities in China, and the trend is expected to continue as more Chinese universities offer English-medium courses - eliminating the need for Mandarin-language proficiency. Cost is another reason why more Indonesians choose China instead of traditional destinations like Australia, Europe and the United States. Helen Lim is among thousands of young Indonesians who are taking Mandarin-language classes in Jakarta. They are preparing to study in China. And some - like Ms Lim - are taking post-graduate courses to tap on the Middle Kingdom's growing economic clout. Ms Lim said: "We all know about China's economic explosion. That is the reason why I plan to study there; get their knowledge and apply it in Indonesia." Another Indonesian student, Recky Andrianus, said: "My father's business is Tour and Travel. Automatically, language is...

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