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It’s Getting Tougher for African Students to Get a PhD in China

Thousands of African students are back in class again in China following a three-year absence due to the pandemic and Beijing’s strict COVID Zero travel restrictions.

But doctoral students from Africa and elsewhere are confronting new challenges in completing their degrees, according to research done by a trio of Oxford University scholars.

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