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China leaders issue personal invitation to British youth
Envoys’ visit to UK signals internationalisation’s importance to Asian giant.
The scene is familiar enough: a student-recruitment fair featuring stalls and banners from 15 universities all hoping to tempt the prospective undergraduates milling around.
But this is not the usual overseas operation by British or US universities: this is the first such event to be held in the UK by Chinese institutions, and a sign of their new priorities as they look to boost their reputations by expanding international recruitment.