U.S. media interviewed Chinese people who were rejected by the U.S.: Just because I graduated from Harbin Institute of Technology? How is this different from racism?
2021-09-15: [Original Article Link].
[Global Times Comprehensive Report] "Chinese students were rejected by the United States amid tensions between the United States and China," the Associated Press published an article on this topic on September 14, the interview reported a number of Chinese students and their families who were refused to sign by the United States.
The 23-year-old student Wang is a finance major at the University of Washington. According to the Associated Press, he once got a U.S. visa, but after a semester of online class, he was about to return to campus, but was refused by the U.S. on security grounds. According to the report, Chinese authorities have said that at least 500 students have been refused a visa due to a Trump-era policy that aims to "prevent Beijing from obtaining US technology that may have military applications". "It's pure nonsense," Wang said. "What do we finance students have to do with the military?"
The report also interviewed Mr. Huang, an engineer who works at a state-owned aircraft manufacturing plant in China. His wife will go to California as a visiting scholar to participate in pediatric cancer research, however, his application for a visa to accompany his wife to the United States was rejected. Mr. Huang graduated from Harbin Institute of Technology, which is believed to be the reason why he was refused a visa. "I feel insulted," Huang said. "My graduation from this university means that I am a spy? What is the difference between this and racism?"
The report also mentioned that 23-year-old Chinese student Monica Mashin requested to complete a master's degree in information management at Carnegie Mellon University, and Li, an electrical engineering student in Guiyang, was admitted to Columbia University, but did not obtain a visa. A group representing more than 2000 Chinese students and academics has announced a lawsuit against the U. S. Visa ban, the Associated Press said. Dex, vice president of the University of Washington, said that the visa of a "small number of students" at the university had been affected and that students "could learn online". However, taking Li as an example, he has transferred to Hong Kong to start studying, "I will not go to the United States again". (Wang Hui Cong)
Note: This is auto-translated version of an article meant for Chinese audience. A mature and nuanced reading is suggested.