Jun 30, 2022
In General Discussion
Facing the upcoming long summer vacation, tens of thousands of Chinese students studying in the UK are probably scratching their heads as to whether they should return to China to visit relatives. Despite China's loosening of entry policies, for many of them, the road back home is still very difficult. According to the information on the website of the National Health Commission of China on June 28, the joint prevention and control mechanism of the State Council of China released the ninth edition of the COVID-19 (serious special infectious pneumonia, new coronary pneumonia, Wuhan pneumonia) prevention and control plan. The quarantine control time for inbound personnel has been adjusted from "14 days of centralized isolation medical observation + 7 days of home health monitoring" to "7 days of centralized isolation medical observation + 3 days of home health monitoring". This is undoubtedly good news for overseas students and many who wish to return to China to visit relatives. Since the global epidemic of the COVID-19 epidemic, the road to "returning to China" for Banner Design overseas Chinese, including a large number of international students, can be said to be even more difficult - from the flight interruption to the airport stranded, there are countless difficulties. Especially for those young international students, also known as underage "little international students" as the saying goes, it is even more distressing that it is difficult to go home to see their parents. According to the news released by the British Boarding Association BSA, there are currently about 6,000 or 7,000 young Chinese students studying in the UK, and those who are underage have to experience the same isolation policy. BBC Chinese recently interviewed Ms. Sunny, the head of the Shengqiao Guardianship Service (OPDS), which focuses on the guardianship of young international students. I would like to have a better understanding of the difficulty of returning home for international students from front-line practitioners.