Worries in Hong Kong about possible US ban on student visas

Questions have arisen in Hong Kong about the impact on the territory if the United States were to impose a ban on student visas for Chinese nationals.
Questions have arisen in Hong Kong about the impact on the territory if the United States were to impose a ban on student visas for Chinese nationals.PHOTO: AFP

Questions have arisen in Hong Kong about the impact on the territory if the United States were to impose a ban on student visas for Chinese nationals.

White House hawks were reported to have encouraged President Donald Trump earlier this year to stop providing student visas to Chinese nationals as the debate on how to prevent Chinese espionage raged in Washington. The proposal was shelved over concerns about the economic and diplomatic impact.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 06, 2018, with the headline 'Worries in HK about possible US ban on student visas'. Print Edition | Subscribe