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Li, Honghuan (2020), Challenges of Implementing Internationalization of Higher Education in China, in Axbey, Harriet & Riddle, Sharon eds, Imagining Better Education Imagining Better Education 2019. Durham, Durham University, School of Education, Durham, 46-58.

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To achieve the Internationalisation of Higher Education in China, two forms of collaborations were approved by the Ministry of Education in China: the joint university and the joint program. With the apparent success of these joint ventures, more and more universities have joined the team to be ready to operate similar joint ventures in China. Although there are a number of perceived benefits of collaborative universities and programmes in China, several specific challenges exist in transnational education concerning government policy and management, the escalated competition, and education shock faced with running a partnership of collaborative/joint university or program in China in relation to host country and source countries.