Belt and Road Initiatives: implications for China’s internationalisation of tertiary-level education

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Belt and Road Initiatives: implications for China’s internationalisation of tertiary-level education
Abstract
Since the launch of the One Belt and One Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013, the internationalisation of China’s tertiary education has entered a new stage. Central to the BRI is investment and strategic planning for talent cultivation, knowledge production, and transmission. This paper explains how the BRI redirects, reinforces, and intensifies China’s strategic planning and actions for internationalising its education. It adopts a policy analysis approach and reviews three key aspects of development and shifting emphasis of internationalisation under the impact of the BRI: international education networks along the Six BRI Economic Corridors, vocational colleges as new players in international education, and promotion of the Chinese language as a new global language. The analysis captures an important moment in which international education processes are being visibly altered through China’s strategies to take the lead in economic globalisation and to compete for a central place in the world via the BRI.
Publication
Educational Research and Evaluation
Volume
27
Issue
3-4
Pages
260-279
Date
2022-05-19
DOI
10.1080/13803611.2022.2041858
ISSN
1380-3611
Short Title
Belt and Road Initiatives
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9/21/22, 2:08 AM
Library Catalog
Taylor and Francis+NEJM
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0 citations (Crossref) [2022-09-21] Publisher: Routledge _eprint: https://doi.org/10.1080/13803611.2022.2041858
Citation
Ge (Rochelle), Y., & Ho, K. C. (2022). Belt and Road Initiatives: implications for China’s internationalisation of tertiary-level education. Educational Research and Evaluation, 27(3–4), 260–279. https://doi.org/10.1080/13803611.2022.2041858