The Post reports a huge influx of highly-qualified students from China applying as undergraduates to elite American universities. At the University of Virginia, the number grew from 60 in 2005 to 816 in 2009. At Brown University, 166 to 500, and so on. This shows, once again, the huge advantage we have in being home to lion’s share of the world’s top-notch colleges and universities in the era of globalization. Assuming U.S. / Chinese relations stay reasonably stable and anti-immigration crazy people don’t get their way, increasing numbers of very smart, motivated students from the other side of the world will come to America to live, learn, start businesses, make important discoveries, and otherwise improve our way of life.
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