BBC: US revokes visas for 1000 Chinese students deemed security risk
Fri September, 2020, Age: 3 years
The US says it has revoked the visas of more than 1,000 Chinese students and researchers who are deemed to be a security risk. A state department spokeswoman described those whose visas were revoked as “high-risk graduate students and research scholars”. She said they were a “small subset” of the total number of Chinese students. According to an online spreadsheet collecting self-reporting information from affected students, Washington’s scope of visa revocation appears to go beyond Chinese graduate students in advanced scientific fields, also targeting undergraduate students and those studying economics and finance.