Trade war impacts China students in America

US schools still top pick for many in China amid trade war

Teachers hugging students as they arrived for the first part of China's annual national college entrance exam in Beijing on Friday. Despite concerns among parents and students over strained US-China ties, experts say they do not expect the number of
Teachers hugging students as they arrived for the first part of China's annual national college entrance exam in Beijing on Friday. Despite concerns among parents and students over strained US-China ties, experts say they do not expect the number of Chinese students moving to the US to drop drastically. PHOTO: REUTERS

Graduate students and researchers from China are finding academic and job environments in the United States increasingly unfriendly amid a trade war between the two countries. Chinese citizens, who hope to study or undertake research in the US, are also worried as visa application processes get more stringent.

Madam Cathy Huang is looking forward to August, when her 19-year-old daughter is expected to travel to the University of Connecticut for her undergraduate studies.

For China's best and brightest - and well-to-do - studying abroad is a cherished dream, with the United States the preferred destination.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 09, 2019, with the headline 'US schools still top pick for many in China'. Print Edition | Subscribe