China wants foreign students to wait in homeland until further notice

A communique released on September 1, 2020, by the Embassy of India in Beijing, quoted the Ministry of Education of China as saying, “all overseas students who have not received notice from their respective educational institutions will not return to their colleges/universities until further instructions.” This message has been published on the website of the ministry.

The Indian Embassy said it has been “taking up Indian students’ concern with Chinese authorities, including the Ministry of Education.

Consequently, the Embassy is advising Indian students to monitor the website of the Indian Embassy/Consulates in China and “our social media channels” to stay updated about the evolving situation in respect of the return of foreign students to China.

“Indian students are also advised to remain in touch with their respective universities/colleges in this regard,” the Embassy added.