Much to local students’ disappointment, Chinese universities were barred from taking part in an education fair that opened at the National Taiwan University main stadium.
The two-day university fair, organized by the Taipei-based China Times Group, was originally advertised as including a section that would feature promotional material from noted Chinese universities.
But the Ministry of Education notified the organizers two days before the opening of the fair that such a section would not be allowed at the fair because the government had not yet approved such an open-door policy.
Many students expressed disappointment when they arrived at the stadium to find that there was no display of material from Chinese universities.
Taiwan News reported the University of Macau and 40-plus local universities at the fair offered lucrative scholarships and other incentives to attract outstanding high school graduates.
Meanwhile, a tertiary educational forum did not see the participation of Chinese scholars because they failed to pass the Taiwan government’s screening, organizers said.