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By Anugrah Kumar , Christian Post Contributor

More than 304,000 Chinese studied in American colleges and universities in 2015 alone, according to Institute of International Education. And these institutions often become the first places where they get to know about different religious tenets.

It is estimated that thousands of Chinese students have embraced Christianity, the Foreign Policy magazine says, and quotes Gregory Jao, national director of campus engagement for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, as saying that his organization serves between 1,600 and 1,800 overseas Chinese out of a total of about 5,000 international students it ministers to.

Valerie Althouse, who served as a chaplain at NYU, is also quoted as saying that Chinese have been the majority of those involved in the school’s spiritual programs. “Part of it is language-based — it seems most Chinese greatly desire to improve English — and also curiosity about Americans, American life, and even our religious beliefs and democratic system.”

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March 1, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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