On January 13, 2013 reception party for International Students was held by the Ministry of Education of China at the Central China Normal University. Representatives of HUST were invited to attend the reception and HUST Latin American students’ Latin dance won good praise from the audience.
At the party, Chen Ying-Hui, Deputy Director of International cooperation and exchanges of the Ministry of Education said that in 2012 there were 320,000 international students from 197 countries and regions learning in China and again highlighted the importance of international education of Chinese universities. International students have added considerably meaningful contents and colors to the Chinese university. More communication and exchanges between Chinese students and international students also develop and publicize the Chinese culture constantly. What’s more, China’s international education has been improved to some extent because of them.
Chen Ying-Hui also announced that by the year of 2020, international students in China will reach about 500,000 and China will become the largest oversea study destination in Asia.