Skip to comments.Exclusive: Fearing espionage, U.S. weighs tighter rules on Chinese students
Posted on 11/29/2018 12:23:41 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is considering new background checks and other restrictions on Chinese students in the United States over growing espionage concerns, U.S. officials and congressional sources said.
In June, the U.S. State Department shortened the length of visas for Chinese graduate students studying aviation, robotics and advanced manufacturing to one year from five. U.S. officials said the goal was to curb the risk of spying and theft of intellectual property in areas vital to national security.
But now the Trump administration is weighing whether to subject Chinese students to additional vetting before they attend a U.S. school. The ideas under consideration, previously unreported, include checks of student phone records and scouring of personal accounts on Chinese and U.S. social media platforms for anything that might raise concerns about students intentions in the United States, including affiliations with government organizations, a U.S. official and three congressional and university sources told Reuters.
U.S. law enforcement is also expected to provide training to academic officials on how to detect spying and cyber theft that it provides to people in government, a senior U.S. official said.
Every Chinese student who China sends here has to go through a party and government approval process, one senior U.S. official told Reuters. You may not be here for espionage purposes as traditionally defined, but no Chinese student whos coming here is untethered from the state.
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They should also watch out for some American academics too.
How about for senate chauffeur’s?
The Chinese students around our local Campus drive BMWs, Mercedes, Porches, and the occasional McLaren or Maserati.
They may be Communists, but they are damned rich Communists.
‘thousand grains of sand’
Friend of mind worked at Company X. Said that’s the ONLY reason the visit. That’s what they do.
Learn how to spell “Porsches,” you Yo-Yo.
You may not be here for espionage purposes as traditionally defined, but no Chinese student whos coming here is untethered from the state.
Just don’t let them attend school here. Shut it down.
Its about time.But as has been said previously its 35 Years too late.
New Haven,Connecticut. A place that should be known as the City of Yale due to the fact that Yale University has so much influence there is Loaded with Chinese. Its Truly amazing seeing the numbers that are there.
Keep them all out of established or up-and-coming sciences.
Computer Science, Materials Science, Nano ANYTHING, Computational Biology, Nuclear ANYTHING, Artificial intelligence, Chemical ANYTHING, etc
I was listening to a guy on the radio maybe 20 years ago. He was talking about this and saying nothing was being done about it.
I remember him saying that in the USA we think and make decisions based on quarters of a year. They deal in terms of a quarter of a century. They a very slow methodical and thorough approach to stealing our stuff and taking us over without firing a shot.
So, don’t let them in. Don’t let anyone in until every illegal and visa overstay is escorted out.
On the other hand, we sow the seeds of discord in their ideology.
It is hard for anyone who has lived in the United States to believe Communist B.S.
Of course, the Chinese are not really "Communist" any more...
Don’t be so hard on yoself
Hey Farmer Sam, your horse is already two counties away
You beat me to it... Except, IMHO, it is more like 50-years too late since the 60's was when the first chicom students began to enter the university systems...
Better late than never...
Educating the future leaders of enemy counties is stupid...
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