The Chinese students denied entry to the US were returning to Arizona State University for the start of classes. Photo: ASU

Nine Chinese students from Arizona State University detained at Los Angeles airport and sent back to China

  • School officials demand to know why students were ‘deemed inadmissible’ despite having visas
  • All students affected were undergrads, including at least one engineer, one student studying supply-chain management and some life sciences majors
Topic |   Chinese overseas

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The Chinese students denied entry to the US were returning to Arizona State University for the start of classes. Photo: ASU
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The Chinese embassy has sent an open letter to students at the start of the academic year. Photo: AFP

Chinese embassy in US urges students to ‘tell China’s story well’ and help to build bridges

  • Message to mark start of academic year also tells Chinese citizens studying in America to work to promote greater understanding at time of heightened tensions
  • Students told they are ‘representatives of this generation of Chinese youth’
Topic |   US-China relations

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The Chinese embassy has sent an open letter to students at the start of the academic year. Photo: AFP
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