Chinese students are more than a niche market in East Lansing these days. With nearly one in 11 students at MSU coming from China, an increasing number of specialty businesses and services are popping up that cater to the entertainment, food and everyday needs of Chinese students.
According to excerpts from the article:
"As their numbers have grown, they have brought with them new restaurants and pool halls and karaoke clubs, made their presence felt in the housing market, boosted sales of German cars.
"The impact is not small. The university’s Office for International Students and Scholars, using a standard formula, calculated the contribution of all international students to the local economy at $245 million for the 2012-13 academic year, and more than half of MSUs international students are Chinese."
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