A suspension of foreign work visa programmes and a new bar on foreign students at schools with online classes are just the latest restrictions disrupting Chinese lives.
Recent graduates are facing the choice of returning to China or staying in the US amid massive lay-offs and a public health crisis.
Supporters of #MeToo and Liu Jingyao turn out at a panel discussion and an opening in New York of The Voiceless Rise Up!, which aims to put a spotlight on sexual assault.
Some university students have been stuck in limbo as the waiting time for visas grows longer and the US government demands more information.
Fear and confusion as US cracks down on thousands who may have heeded advice to exaggerate or fabricate their asylum claims.