Responses to Sinophobia
As U.S. revokes Chinese students’ visas, concerns rise about loss of research talent
NPR interviews a student whose visa was mistakenly revoked and then reinstated, and who now plans to work in the European Union instead of the U.S. A Chinese researcher also tells NPR that during a border screening, it felt that "throughout the entire process, the agents have assumed that you are a spy." Matt Sheehan, a fellow at the Paulson Institute, tells NPR: "I think our policymakers have kind of been lulled into believing that the way that we treat immigrants and the way that we treat incoming researchers doesn't matter because they'll come here no matter what. But...people are no longer forced to study in the U.S. if they want to stay at the forefront" of scientific research.
September 23, 2020 NPR