Chinese official media China Daily on Tuesday (6) quoted informed sources as saying that more than 500 Chinese graduate students in science and technology have been denied visas to the United States, questioning the Biden administration for “saying one thing but doing another” and continuing Trump’s “wrong policies” that have seriously undermined The Biden administration has reportedly denied visas to more than 500 Chinese graduate students applying for visas to the United States.
According to reports, more than 500 students were preparing to pursue master’s or even doctoral degrees in the United States, mostly in electrical and electronic engineering, computer science, mechanics, chemistry, materials science, biomedical science, and other scientific and technical fields. The schools they attended included the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University and Yale University, which rank among the top two in the world. And the vast majority of them are in Biden after his appointment to apply for visas, the report quoted informed sources, revealed that about 125 students have been successfully obtained “U.S. scholarships.
The report said that the U.S. Embassy and Consulate General denied the visas on the grounds that they did not comply with Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act and Presidential Directive 10043. The presidential order, signed by former President Donald Trump on May 29, 2020, prohibits Chinese students with ties to the People’s Liberation Army from obtaining visas to enter the United States. According to China Daily, Chinese students and scholars coming to the U.S. have been unfairly treated in many ways, including being searched and interrogated at airports and even “repatriated from the same plane” and being “unreasonably detained” in the United States.
Citing informed sources, the report criticized the Biden administration for “saying one thing but doing another” and continuing Trump’s “wrong policies” that seriously undermine the “legitimate rights and interests” of Chinese students.
The report mentions that according to U.S. academic institutions, about 3,000-5,000 Chinese graduate students in science and technology and science and technology scholars already in the United States will have their visas affected each year.