Chinese scientists in the US feel unfairly scrutinised, stigmatised and on edge because of their ethnicity. Photo: AP

Is scrutiny of Chinese scientists in US ‘ethnic profiling’ or necessary response to emerging threat?

  • Chinese scientists working in America find they are investigated and stigmatised because of their ethnicity alone
  • One speaks of ‘increasing fear of a new McCarthyism’ if tensions between the US and China intensify
Topic |   China science

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Chinese scientists in the US feel unfairly scrutinised, stigmatised and on edge because of their ethnicity. Photo: AP
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Xiaoxing Xi, Temple University professor, and Aaron Wolfson, lawyer at King & Wood Mallesons, speaking at the China Institute in New York. Photo: China Institute

Fear mounts that Chinese-American scientists are being targeted amid US national security crackdown

  • ‘Any scientist should be very worried because this is hurting US science and technology,’ says a professor who was arrested and is now suing the FBI
  • Concerns are raised about bias and ethnic profiling
Topic |   US-China relations

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Xiaoxing Xi, Temple University professor, and Aaron Wolfson, lawyer at King & Wood Mallesons, speaking at the China Institute in New York. Photo: China Institute
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