Analysis of applications for UK student visas showed that over a third of all such visas issued over the last year were to Chinese students. Photo credit - Pixabay
The number of Chinese students in Wales has risen dramatically over the last few years according to a new report.
The report, released by Universities Wales, showed an overall drop in the number of Asian students who were studying in Wales since 2013.
However, over the same period, the number of Chinese students in the country rose by 90 percent.
This contrasted with a fall of over fifty percent in the number of Bangladeshi and Indian students.
The research confirms other recent stories about the growing importance of learners from China to British universities.
Indeed, as we reported last week, the British government is seeking to make it easier for Chinese students in the UK to get visas after studying.
In particular, the UK is keen to attract those with degrees in subjects such as engineering, information technology and medicine.
Analysis of applications for UK student visas showed that over a third of all such visas issued over the last year were to Chinese students.
However, when compared to students in the UK from other countries, those from China are statistically more likely to want to return home to work after their studies.