Trade war impacts China students in America

Trade war impacts China students in America: Fallout threatens scientific research

Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The US State Department said last Monday that it welcomed Chinese students and scholars to the US to conduct legitimate academic activities, and added that most applicants receive full five
Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The US State Department said last Monday that it welcomed Chinese students and scholars to the US to conduct legitimate academic activities, and added that most applicants receive full five-year visas.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.

A Chinese student did not find it funny when a lab supervisor in an American university jokingly told her that she might be a spy.

Identified only as Martha, and with the name of the university not disclosed, the student told National Public Radio that she felt betrayed - and afraid.

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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 'Fallout threatens scientific research '. Print Edition | Subscribe