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Why Chinese Students Are Flocking To Germany

Germany's prestigious technical universities have become a magnet for Chinese students. But not all adjust well, while German's intelligence agency suspect some are spies.

Germany has approximately 25,500 students from China.
Germany has approximately 25,500 students from China.
Kevin Schrein

MUNICH — On the Technical University of Munich (TUM) campus, it smells of grilled sausage and doner kebab. Students lined up in front of two fast food joints are complaining of tough exams. Li Ying, full-cheeked, with black hair, pays no attention and resolutely heads towards a large building. The 24-year-old Masters student in computer science is in his third semester. It’s a tough curriculum with a lot of math, so he has to buck up. There’s still work to do.

Ying earned his Bachelor degree from Wuhan University in China. That’s where he met a German exchange student who raved about "German engineering," and the good technical universities like Munich's TUM. Ying applied and was accepted. He says he likes his study program, which involves a considerable amount of practical work and costs nothing.

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Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

Rosa Chávez Yacila

YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

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