Graduates celebrate at Peking University on July 2. Blocking Chinese graduate students from studying STEM subjects in the US would deprive America of top talent in these fields and help China advance. Photo: Xinhua Graduates celebrate at Peking University on July 2. Blocking Chinese graduate students from studying STEM subjects in the US would deprive America of top talent in these fields and help China advance. Photo: Xinhua
Graduates celebrate at Peking University on July 2. Blocking Chinese graduate students from studying STEM subjects in the US would deprive America of top talent in these fields and help China advance. Photo: Xinhua
Minxin Pei
Opinion

Opinion

Minxin Pei

Why cultural decoupling from China and barring Chinese students will hurt the US more

  • Instead of advancing US objectives by promoting American values, the Trump administration is playing into the hands of Beijing
  • The US will miss out on contributions from Chinese students and China will benefit from the reverse brain drain

Graduates celebrate at Peking University on July 2. Blocking Chinese graduate students from studying STEM subjects in the US would deprive America of top talent in these fields and help China advance. Photo: Xinhua Graduates celebrate at Peking University on July 2. Blocking Chinese graduate students from studying STEM subjects in the US would deprive America of top talent in these fields and help China advance. Photo: Xinhua
Graduates celebrate at Peking University on July 2. Blocking Chinese graduate students from studying STEM subjects in the US would deprive America of top talent in these fields and help China advance. Photo: Xinhua
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Minxin Pei

Minxin Pei

Minxin Pei is professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and a non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He is the author of China's Crony Capitalism.