Claiming to crack down on technology theft forced thousands of Chinese researchers to leave the United States

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 Claiming to crack down on technology theft forced thousands of Chinese researchers to leave the United States


As early as September this year, the U.S. State Department revoked more than 1000 Chinese citizens visas on the grounds of so-called national security. At that time, the reason given by the US side was quite similar to what Demers said this time, that is, to prevent these people from stealing or otherwise embezzling sensitive research results.

But an official from the US Department of Justice said that the more than 1000 Chinese researchers mentioned by Demers this time are not the same group as those mentioned by the US State Department in September. The US side claimed that the new group of people were associated with the Chinese army. However, after the FBI entered more than 20 U.S. cities and the US State Department closed the Chinese Consulate in Houston, they have successively fled the United States.

Demos specially stressed that only China has the resources, ability and Willingness to carry out such a wide range of activities as an overseas force.

William evanina, director of the U.S. National counterintelligence and security center, also spoke in the discussion, threatening that Chinese agents have targeted the incoming Biden administration team and close relatives of the Biden team. However, he did not disclose any more information on this, but claimed that the Chinese researchers under review in the United States came here at the order of the Chinese government..

William ewanina Photo courtesy of the U.S. government

Reuters pointed out that during Trumps term of office, Sino US relations deteriorated to the worst degree in decades, involving trade, technology, Hong Kong issue, new coronavirus and other fields.

Chinas overseas students and scholars in the United States have been the focus of Trumps Government in recent years. From April to September this year, the United States issued 808 F-1 student visas to mainland Chinese students, down 99% from 90410 in the same period last year, according to the State Department. On the one hand, this has something to do with the severe epidemic situation in the United States. On the other hand, the trump government has been constantly making difficulties to Chinese students, including imposing visa restrictions and claiming that Chinese students are engaged in espionage activities.

However, people of insight in the United States are worried about the expulsion of Chinese students and researchers. Eric Schmidt, chairman of the national AI Security Council and former Google chief executive, once said: we rely on Chinese researchers and Chinese graduates. Separating from China in terms of personnel would be detrimental to the United States.

If you exclude these people from our research chain, its going to hurt the United States because theyre very powerful and helpful, he cautioned. If you give them a visa, many people will stay in the United States. 25% of science and engineering graduates in the U.S. are Chinese citizens. Immigration is very important for Silicon Valley, highway 128 and other innovation bases. We need to make sure that we can attract the worlds top talents and try to keep as many students as possible, said Michael Brown, director of the innovation experiment group of the US Department of defense Chinas Ministry of foreign affairs has repeatedly made solemn statements about the USs continuous efforts to discredit Chinese students and researchers. Spokesperson Hua Chunying once pointed out that the US side has constantly accused China of stealing intellectual property rights, but it has never provided strong evidence. Source: observer.com editor in charge: Yang Bin_ NF4368

If you exclude these people from our research chain, its going to hurt the United States because theyre very powerful and helpful, he cautioned. If you give them a visa, many people will stay in the United States.

Chinas Ministry of foreign affairs has repeatedly made solemn statements about the USs continuous efforts to discredit Chinese students and researchers. Spokesperson Hua Chunying once pointed out that the US side has constantly accused China of stealing intellectual property rights, but it has never provided strong evidence.