Avoiding becoming `pawns` in trade tensions, Chinese students choose Hong Kong to study abroad
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Avoiding becoming `pawns` in trade tensions, Chinese students choose Hong Kong to study abroad

The recent issuance of strict visa regulations by the United States has prompted Chinese students to seek study opportunities in Hong Kong (China) and other countries with advanced education in the world.

Many Chinese students have given up the `American Dream` to go to other countries with advanced education.

The fierce competition between Washington and Beijing in the fields of trade and technology has prompted US President Donald Trump to tighten visa regulations for Chinese students studying in high-tech fields such as

“The American Dream” is difficult

Previously, students majoring in Science and Technology could apply for a visa from the US Government every 5 years, but in June 2018, the visa period was shortened to only 1 year.

As a student pursuing a PhD in Biomedical Sciences in the US, graduate student Wang was worried about the possibility of not being able to complete the five-year program.

More and more Chinese students are facing similar situations.

Avoiding becoming `pawns` in trade tensions, Chinese students choose Hong Kong to study abroad

Some universities in the US recorded a significant decrease in the number of Chinese students enrolling in 2019.

In June 2019, China’s Ministry of Education issued advice to students who want to study in the US to carefully assess and consider risks before studying.

Global Times editor-in-chief Hu Xijin said that the discriminatory policy against Chinese students is likely closely related to the trade war between Beijing and Washington.

The Beijing social media network said that no Chinese students were accepted to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) during the spring semester of 2019. Meanwhile, the Chinese Ministry of Education spoke up.

Hong Kong – the new promised land

President of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Rocky Tuan said that in the context of increasingly fierce US-China trade tensions, MIT’s decision is considered `no coincidence`.

Accordingly, the Chinese University of Hong Kong hopes to attract students caught up in the trade war between Washington and Beijing.

Avoiding becoming `pawns` in trade tensions, Chinese students choose Hong Kong to study abroad

Chinese University of Hong Kong President Rocky Tuan hopes to attract students caught up in the trade war between Washington and Beijing.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong is one of the best in the region, ranked seventh in the 2019 Asian University Rankings, one place higher than Japan’s University of Tokyo.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong has built a research facility in the neighboring city of Shenzhen with financial support from the Chinese government.

Avoiding becoming `pawns` in trade tensions, Chinese students choose Hong Kong to study abroad

Library inside the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Responding to Hong Kong media, Professor at Beijing Renmin University Wang Yiwei affirmed that refusing to train talented Chinese students will harm America’s global competitiveness.

According to Cam Yen

World and Vietnam

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