Shaken by shooting, Chinese still seek US colleges

Chinese parents say the shooting deaths of two Chinese students near the University of Southern California is a concern.

Updated: Apr 12, 2012, 13:42 PM IST

Beijing: Chinese parents say the shooting deaths of two Chinese students near the University of Southern California is a concern but will not deter them from seeking an American education for their children.
Chinese students and education consultants say the shootings in Los Angeles are isolated. One parent, Wu Qing, said on Thursday that although she is worried her 18-year-old son will continue his studies at the California Institute of Technology in nearby Pasadena.

According to US-based Institute of International Education, China sent nearly 160,000 students to US colleges last year, more than any other country.

USC has about 2,500 Chinese students. It`s within a mile of neighbourhoods that have been plagued with crime.

Bureau Report