Illustration: Perry Tse

Chinese studying in US become ‘political cannon fodder’ as visa process tightens amid feud

  • Some university students have been stuck in limbo as the waiting time for visas grows longer and the US government demands more information
  • New Chinese student enrolment at US colleges and universities declines as the political climate sours
Topic |   Chinese overseas

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Illustration: Perry Tse
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Shen Lu

Shen Lu

Shen Lu is a journalist based in New York. She has contributed to Caixin Global, ChinaFile, CNN, and the South China Morning Post.

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.