The Ministry of Foreign Affairs answers questions about the U.S. refusal to apply for a Chinese student visa

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs. CCTV reporter: Recently, more than 500 Chinese students sent a letter to the Chinese Embassy in the United States, reflecting that their application for a visa to study in the United States was rejected by the United States. What is China’s comment?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  Zhao Lijian: We have noticed that recently some Chinese students who applied for visas to the United States were rejected by the United States on the grounds that they violated Presidential Decree No. 10043 signed during the Trump administration. The Chinese side has expressed serious concern about this and has lodged solemn representations with the US side. People-to-people exchanges are the foundation of Sino-US relations. Academic, educational, and technological exchanges are an important part of China-US humanities exchanges and are of great significance to enhancing mutual understanding and recognition of the two peoples and promoting the stable development of Sino-US relations.

   The US visa restrictions have continued the legacy of the Trump administration. This is inconsistent with the U.S.’s statement of “welcoming Chinese students”, seriously damaging the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese students studying in the U.S., and seriously undermining normal Sino-U.S. cultural exchanges and educational cooperation. This is also completely contrary to the United States’ self-proclaimed concepts such as openness and freedom, contrary to the trend of the times for international talent exchanges, and the common aspiration of the people of China and the United States to develop friendly exchanges.

   China urges the U.S. to correct its mistakes, reconsider the application of visas for Chinese students studying in the United States, stop using various excuses to restrict and suppress Chinese students unreasonably, protect their legitimate rights and interests, and create a good atmosphere for Sino-U.S. cultural exchanges and educational cooperation.

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