Checkpoints Sees Increase in Students Leaving to Study Abroad
Over the past few weeks Shenzhen checkpoints has seen an increasing number of students leaving for abroad to study. Since August the checkpoint saw more than 20,000 Chinese students went abroad via Huanggang and Futian.
These students traveled to the United States, Singapore, New Zealand, Britain, Italy and Canada. But saw a decrease in the number of students going to Australia since the Australian Government have released new immigration rules last year making it more difficult for students to stay in the country after graduating so only a few opted to study there.
Border officers are advising parents especially students going abroad for the first time to plan ample travel time when they are going to Hong Kong using Shenzhen checkpoints. Officials are saying there will be more travelers lining up at checkpoints during the summer vacation and these travelers bring a lot of luggage thus taking more time going through the checkpoints.