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

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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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