US President Donald Trump has issued a declaration banning the arrival of Chinese students and researchers having ties with the People's Liberation Army to dismantle China's efforts to use graduate students to acquire intellectual property and technology from USA. Donald Trump's announcement came amid escalating confrontation between the US and China.
Donald Trump claimed that China uses some Chinese students, mostly postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers, to operate as non-traditional collectors of analytical property. Therefore, Chinese postgraduate students or researchers who are or have been linked with the PLA are at high risk of being exploited by the Chinese authorities and provide particular cause for worry
"In light of the above, I have determined that the entry of certain" Chinese nationals "seeking to enter the US pursuant to an 'F' or 'J' visa to study or conduct research in the US would be detrimental to the interests" of America, he stared.
"This is a wholesale attack on American competitiveness. I commend the President for issuing this proclamation. It is a good step forward to safeguard our national security and American economic competitiveness," he further stated.