China has condemned US visa revocation for racial discrimination


The Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the decision by the US military to revoke the visas of about 1,000 Chinese students was "tantamount to total political persecution and racial discrimination."

China has condemned US visa revocation for racial discrimination


Spokesman Xiao Lijian's statement came a day after Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said his department had "visa bans for some Chinese graduate students and researchers involved in China's military fusion strategy." So that they can prevent theft and otherwise allocate sensitive research. "

Wolff said China was misusing US student visas to exploit American academia.

A State Department spokesman later reduced the number of visas to 1,000.

Xiao said the move "harmed the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese students studying in the United States."

"This is utter political persecution and racial discrimination, and the human rights of Chinese students studying there have been seriously violated," Xiao said.

US-China relations are at their lowest point in decades amid tensions over trade, technology, intellectual property and other issues.

Along with the graduates, the Trump administration has accused some journalists working for Chinese state media in the United States of spreading pro-government propaganda or spying altogether.

Chinese students make up the largest group of foreign students in American colleges and universities, with approximately 37,370,000 admissions. New visa restrictions and the global coronavirus epidemic have already created considerable uncertainty about their educational future in the United States.


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