A US universitys latest response to the expulsion of Chinese government-sponsored overseas students
According to the report, the Universitys letter to the Chinese scholars and international students mentioned that their access to University of North Texas email, servers and other materials had also been terminated. In addition, the visa of the Chinese personnel was revoked on August 26, which means they are likely to be asked to leave the country as soon as possible.
In response to these disputes, a spokesman for the University of North Texas said: this decision is limited to 15 visiting scholars funded by the foundation and does not affect other students who are registered and studying at the University. The university still welcomes visiting scholars from all over the world, including China.
A university in the United States has suddenly expelled all Chinese government-sponsored students and is limited to one month to leave the country
Recently, a university in the United States suddenly announced that it would expel all state sponsored visiting scholars and students funded by Chinas State Council for study abroad and limit them to leave the country within one month.
Although the incident has not yet been reported by any mainstream media in the United States, judging from social networking sites such as twitter, a screenshot of an email from the University of North Texas has been circulating on these social platforms since last week.
According to the screenshot of this email, on August 26, the University suddenly decided to suspend the qualification of government-sponsored visiting students and scholars funded by China National Fund for study in the University, and deprived these people of the right to continue to use the schools server, e-mail and other learning materials, and only allow the affected people to return to school to collect personal belongings.
The email screenshot also shows that the University also informed the relevant visa authorities of the US government, saying that the study program of these Chinese government-sponsored visiting students and scholars had ended on August 26.
However, according to some Internet posts on the U.S. network that complain about injustice for Chinese students at the University of North Texas, the University of North Texas did not inform the students in advance of the decision, nor did it give a reason why it did so.
Petition information websites in the United Statesu201c Change.org u201dOn August 26, the University of North Texas announced that it had suspended the study qualifications of visiting students and scholars funded by Chinas State Council for study abroad on August 26, and required those Chinese government-sponsored international students and scholars with J-1 visa to leave the country within one month u3002 But the school has not yet revealed why.
Chinas novel coronavirus pneumonia has also caused heavy inconvenience to the affected Chinese public students and scholars, forcing them to desperately search for new crown pneumonia while returning to China, and face the price of soaring air tickets with limited numbers of tickets, which are being hit by the outbreak.
At the same time, as these Chinese government-owned students unfinished visiting programs are interrupted, whether they can complete their studies and graduate has become a problem.
As a result, the post called on the University of North Texas to withdraw the decision.
As of the time we went to press, the post had received at least 3239 signatures, and there were also staff from the school who supported students and criticized the schools practices.
Among them, a professor who is directly involved in the schools Chinese public Student Scholar Program left a message in the above-mentioned help post, saying that the schools approach to these Chinese students and scholars is unfair and unnecessary, because he has not heard of any specific accusations against any Chinese government-sponsored international students and scholars at the University of North Texas u3002 So he couldnt understand why the school had to drive out all the Chinese government-sponsored students and scholars all at once.
Therefore, he also believes that schools should reconsider this practice and find a proper solution.
Another staff member of the school also left a message expressing concern about the schools practice, saying that the decision made quietly without giving any explanation was not only irresponsible, but also brought a huge burden to Chinese students and scholars, as well as the staff who invited them to visit the school.
The employee also thinks that the schools action is very strange, because the school has always been interested in establishing relations with China and inviting Chinese students and scholars to come to the school. However, todays action will only damage the schools reputation, but will not bring any benefits to the development of the school, the interests of Texas and even the United States.
On the other hand, on twitter, some enthusiastic American netizens are helping Chinese students sue the University of North Texas. For example, the following Korean American netizens post has been forwarded more than 600 times, most of which are also attacking the University of North Texas.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that on May 29 this year, US President trump issued a presidential decree to ban some Chinese students and scholars, forbidding any students and scholars associated with institutions engaged in civil military integration projects from coming to the United States for study and academic research above this subject.
It is not known whether this practice of the University of North Texas is related to this matter.
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