Jessica Shephed reports on the Guardian about the continuous increase of Chinese students choosing a UK university.

More Chinese students will study at UK universities this year than have done for four years - quashing fears that international recruitment has ground to a halt.

Almost 5,000 Chinese students will start degree courses in the UK this autumn, a rise of 14.7% on this time last year, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service revealed today.

In 2006, there were 3,860 Chinese students, while the year before there were 4,181.

The number of overseas students has shot up by 4% this year compared with last year from 45,947 to 47,802.

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