About 400,000 Chinese students were studying in the U.S. as of April 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic brought the country and the globe to a halt. With the closing of schools and universities, Chinese students began making plans to return home during the coronavirus pandemic. The virus alone cannot be blamed as the only source for the exodus of the Chinese students from the US. There’s also a concerted effort by the U.S. government to deter Chinese students from coming to America to study. Every day we receive news of yet another obstacle.
No need to elaborate. The links shown below will direct you to articles discussing the latest actions taken against students from China.
1. Suspension of Passenger Flights by Chinese Airlines to and from the United States. To read more, click here
2. Proposed legislation that would bar Chinese students from pursuing graduate studies in STEM. To read more, click here
3. U.S. cancels visas to students with ties to universities connected to Chinese military, To read more, click here
4. The writing was on the wall. Refer to the talk given by Assistant Secretary of State, Mary Royce at the 2019 Education USA Forum in Washington, DC. Ms. Royce painted a disturbing picture of Chinese students studying at U.S. institutions. Her message was less of a message of welcome but a warning. To read more, click here
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