Age of the Dragon

Chinese President Xi Jinping tells university sector not to copy foreign standards

Bradley Perrett
By Bradley Perrett
Updated May 20 2022 - 4:58pm, first published 2:00am
At a visit to a Chinese university, President Xi Jinping warned against following foreign standards. Picture: Getty Images

Maybe China has just taken another step to disconnect itself from the rest of the world. Three of its universities have withdrawn from cooperation with organisations that assess international rankings of higher education institutions.

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Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett is a regular ACM columnist with a focus on Australia's relationship with China, covering defence, strategy, trade, economics and domestic policy. He was based in Beijing as a journalist from 2004 to 2020. His articles are supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.