Graduates wave Chinese national flags during the commencement ceremony of the 264th Academic Year of Columbia University in New York on May 16. There are more than 300,000 Chinese students studying in the US. Photo: Xinhua
Tom Plate
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Tom Plate

US-China cold war’s paranoid nationalism is spilling onto university campuses, hurting Chinese students

  • Tom Plate says Chinese students’ opportunity to learn from and with their US counterparts at universities has been disrupted by nationalist demands from both governments

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Graduates wave Chinese national flags during the commencement ceremony of the 264th Academic Year of Columbia University in New York on May 16. There are more than 300,000 Chinese students studying in the US. Photo: Xinhua
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Tom Plate

Tom Plate

Tom Plate is a university professor and a veteran columnist focused on Asia and America. This Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies at Loyola Marymount University has orchestrated live interactive seminars with major universities across Asia, as part of the LMU’s path-finding Asia Media International Centre. He is also the author of 13 books, including the bestsellers “Confessions of an American Media Man” (2007) and four volumes in the “Giants of Asia” series. His latest is Yo-Yo Diplomacy: An American Columnist Tackles The Ups-and-Downs Between China and the US (2017).