Recently, more than 500 Chinese students sent a letter to the Chinese Embassy in the United States, reflecting that their visa application for studying in the US had been rejected. On July 6, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian presided over a regular press conference and was asked to comment on the issue .
Zhao Lijian said that they have been noticed that some Chinese students who applied for visas to the United States were rejected on the grounds that they violated Presidential Decree No. 10043 signed during the Trump administration. China has expressed serious concern over this and has lodged solemn representations with the US side.
More than 500 Chinese graduate students rejected by the U.S.
According to reports, recently, more than 500 Chinese science and engineering graduate students applying for visas to the United States, were rejected by the U.S. Embassy and Consulate of not complying with Article 212(f) of the “Immigration and Nationality Act” of the United States and Presidential Decree No. 10043. These students issued a joint letter asking the US to effectively resolve the issue of discrimination against Chinese students.
It is reported that these more than 500 students are all graduate students who applied to study for doctoral or master degree programs in the United States. Most of them are studying electrical and electronic engineering, computer, machinery, chemistry, materials science, biomedicine and other science and engineering majors. The US universities that plan to study include Harvard University, Yale University, University of California, Berkeley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, etc. About a quarter of the students have received US scholarships, and most of the students apply for visas after the new US government came to power.