Chinese students have long been leaving the United States to study in the countries closest to home, including Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.
Now, they are turning their backs on a system that has become increasingly discriminatory against their families.
The exodus of young Chinese students, who have been increasingly turned away from U.N. schools and colleges, has become one of the biggest stories in recent months.
A recent report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime found that nearly 40 percent of students at U.
Ns. universities and colleges were denied admission or rejected at the time they applied.
That was up from just 15 percent in 2013.
The report also found that more than a quarter of Chinese students are living in the United Kingdom and Ireland, which are among the top destinations for Chinese students.
The United States has been a hotbed of recruitment for Chinese universities and programs, with Chinese students taking more than one in five American university and college degrees.
The numbers are particularly troubling for the U,N.s youngest member state, which is struggling to meet its growing demands for aid.
Chinese students are one of more than 5 million students from Asia in the U.,N., according to the U’s International Education Research Institute, which also includes countries including India, Thailand and Malaysia.