Mourners pay tribute to China’s “father of rocketry” Qian Xuesen in his Hangzhou hometown in 2009, after his death at the age of 98. Qian was an MIT-educated Caltech professor and a US permanent resident when persecution drove him back to China. Photo: XinhuaMourners pay tribute to China’s “father of rocketry” Qian Xuesen in his Hangzhou hometown in 2009, after his death at the age of 98. Qian was an MIT-educated Caltech professor and a US permanent resident when persecution drove him back to China. Photo: Xinhua
Mourners pay tribute to China’s “father of rocketry” Qian Xuesen in his Hangzhou hometown in 2009, after his death at the age of 98. Qian was an MIT-educated Caltech professor and a US permanent resident when persecution drove him back to China. Photo: Xinhua
Winston Mok
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Winston Mok

Tighter US visas and growing distrust of Chinese researchers will only boost China’s talent pool, at America’s expense

  • US visa restrictions provide an opportunity for Beijing to promote a more diversified, balanced and collaborative approach to higher education. McCarthy-era suspicion will simply drive Chinese academics home, thus enriching China’s tech programme

Mourners pay tribute to China’s “father of rocketry” Qian Xuesen in his Hangzhou hometown in 2009, after his death at the age of 98. Qian was an MIT-educated Caltech professor and a US permanent resident when persecution drove him back to China. Photo: XinhuaMourners pay tribute to China’s “father of rocketry” Qian Xuesen in his Hangzhou hometown in 2009, after his death at the age of 98. Qian was an MIT-educated Caltech professor and a US permanent resident when persecution drove him back to China. Photo: Xinhua
Mourners pay tribute to China’s “father of rocketry” Qian Xuesen in his Hangzhou hometown in 2009, after his death at the age of 98. Qian was an MIT-educated Caltech professor and a US permanent resident when persecution drove him back to China. Photo: Xinhua
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