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U.S. to cancel Chinese grad student visas linked to China's military

Christian Fernsby |
The Trump administration is planning to cut thousands of visas for Chinese graduate students and professors because of allegations they have links to China's military.

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Topics: U.S.    CHINESE   

The plan, first reported by the New York Times, would see the administration cancel visas for individuals who have "direct ties" to universities affiliated with China's People’s Liberation Army. It would affect at least 3,000 individuals currently studying or researching.

Those who are in the U.S. would have their visas canceled and would be expelled while others who are currently abroad would not be allowed to return.

There are currently about 360,000 Chinese students studying in the U.S., according to the reports, which are based on comments from anonymous officials who were unauthorized to discuss the matter ahead of its public unveiling.

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