Media: Shanda may be wronged, but its time to rethink the partner system.

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 Media: Shanda may be wronged, but its time to rethink the partner system.


In 2017, a group photo was taken at Shandong Universitys Student Partner event. Respondents Map

Anyway, it is an over-interpretation to interpret recruiting foreign studentspartners of Shandong University as helping male students find girlfriends. A document suspicious of Shanda responding to the incident said that finding partners for foreign students was a common practice in some universities in China. Shanda must be wronged. Why is it against me?

Recruitment of partners, the school said, is to help foreign students better adapt to life in China. Shanda has become the focus of controversy this time, largely because a recruitment form implies that Chinese students can find heterosexual friends to participate in the activities. This vague color makes many people feel unhappy. An unconfirmed list of partners shows that the majority of international students are boys, while the vast majority of partners are Chinese girls, which seems to confirm the speculation of netizens.

Over the past few years, Chinese universities have generally regarded attracting more foreign students as a means of improving their ranking, probably related to the internationalization index. Many schools have contributed to the establishment of International Student Colleges to create a prosperity of studying abroad that is difficult to distinguish between true and false. In order to recruit more foreign students, various methods have been devised. This is related to the background that the competitiveness of Chinese universities in the international arena was not strong enough and the attractiveness of Chinese universities to foreign students was not strong enough at that time.

It is in this context that many universities offer higher services for foreign students than for their own students. Another University in Jinan recently allowed Chinese students to move out of their dormitories and install air conditioning. Shandas partner system also belongs to this nature.

It is a bit paradoxical that Shanda has done a very detailed job in promoting this work, and the tables are very human-oriented, but from the perspective of public opinion, this is precisely a kind of carelessness, creating a communication event.

The public questioned this, reflecting the reflection of the society on the super national treatment of foreign students. One incident that can be referred to is that in the past two days, an overseas student in Fujian illegally carried a woman on a battery bike and was stopped and pushed against the traffic police, which not only caused controversy among netizens, but also caused criticism from many mainstream media. People not only criticized the students violation, but also criticized the polices handling of criticism education. In the eyes of most people, the foreign student was obviously given preferential treatment.

This super national treatment may be related to the Chinese hospitality habits. Some female college students in China like to communicate with foreign students. There is no doubt that they have positive and practical considerations such as improving their foreign language proficiency and understanding foreign culture. In the past many years, this is also the main purpose of Chinese students as partners. Now given special associations, they will feel the same grievance as Shanda.

But by 2019, it is time to reflect. People hope that they can treat foreign students more kindly and equally. They hope that universities should not simply pursue the number of foreign students, but return to the original intention of improving teaching level and scientific research quality. Therefore, the public opinion rebound of Shandong Universitys student companion may be overinterpreted, but the general mood reflected in it is also worthy of attention. Chinese students need more and more quality communication with foreign students, but this communication should not be carried out through the way of one foreign student with three partners. Such a policy of over-flattery and specialization does not meet the expectations of the domestic public for the values of University and fairness. Even for foreign students, it will also close them up and affect their real learning. Source of this article: Peng Mei News Responsible Editor: Zhou Xinyi_NB12002

But by 2019, it is time to reflect. People hope that they can treat foreign students more kindly and equally. They hope that universities should not simply pursue the number of foreign students, but return to the original intention of improving teaching level and scientific research quality.

Therefore, the public opinion rebound of Shandong Universitys student companion may be overinterpreted, but the general mood reflected in it is also worthy of attention. Chinese students need more and more quality communication with foreign students, but this communication should not be carried out through the way of one foreign student with three partners. Such a policy of over-flattery and specialization does not meet the expectations of the domestic public for the values of University and fairness. Even for foreign students, it will also close them up and affect their real learning.