China Slams U.S. Curbs On Visiting Scholars From Military-Linked Institutions

China Slams U.S. Curbs On Visiting Scholars From Military-Linked Institutions

Andrew H. Sweet

Foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said nearly 30 students and visiting scholars were repatriated following interrogation in August 2021, despite holding visas to enter the U.S.

According to many media reports, many of those are from seven universities believed to have close ties with the PLA: Beihang University; the Beijing Institute of Technology; the Harbin Institute of Technology; Northwestern Polytechnical University; Harbin Engineering University; Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics; and Nanjing University of Science and Technology.

U.S.-based commentator Wu Zuolai said the CCP has long required its overseas students to help satisfy their country's thirst for new technology.

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