China Focus: U.S. slams door on some Chinese students, damages itself in process

My latest editorial for China Focus questions the necessity of the U.S. denying educational opportunities for some Chinese students while also punishing some Chinese researchers already in the country.

The moments of friendship and learning that take place outside the classrooms and labs are as important to the study abroad experience as are the lectures and discussions that take place inside them. International education, wherever it takes place, develops global citizens, men and women who understand that cooperation and friendship, not conflict and friction, must define the twenty-first century world they will soon lead.

Unfortunately, the United States – which has been the beacon of international education for decades – remains convinced that certain Chinese students and researchers ought to be denied entry into the country or expelled if they are already here.

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