onsdag 21. juli 2021

US blocking more Chinese students from its universities

A year-long ban on Chinese students receiving US study visas due to Covid-19 ended in May, but many are still being rejected by US authorities because of their reputed ties to military-linked Chinese universities and institutes – a ban enacted by the previous Donald Trump administration and continued under Biden.

These rejected students now refer to themselves as “victims of Proclamation 10043,” the executive order signed by Trump in May 2020 that suspended the entry of certain non-immigrant students and researchers from China, most seeking to pursue higher degrees and research in the US, on national security grounds. They generally major in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and have diplomas from or were previously enrolled in one of eight universities blacklisted for their alleged ties with China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and its affiliated bodies.

The blacklisted institutions include Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, aka Beihang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing Institute of Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin Engineering University, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Nanjing University of Science and Technology.