The Coming “China Crisis” in Higher Education

  • Philip G. Altbach
Keywords: China; Chinese international students; China-Western relations; student mobility; Confucius Institutes


Higher education relations between China and major Western countries have been strained recently by global tensions, including intellectual property theft, controversy concerning the Chinese government sponsored Confucius Institutes, trade issues, and others. These are having an impact on academic relations between China and Western countries, as well as on student mobility from China. The expansion and improvement of Chinese higher education may also reduce outward student mobility from China.

How to Cite
Altbach, P. G. (2019). The Coming “China Crisis” in Higher Education. International Higher Education, (98), 20-22. Retrieved from
Focus on China and Taiwan