Academics from the US and Europe are concerned that pandemic border restrictions, tension with the West and more restrictions within China are hampering their research. Photo: AP
Academics from the US and Europe are concerned that pandemic border restrictions, tension with the West and more restrictions within China are hampering their research. Photo: AP

Academics and students in the West consider future China studies without access to China

  • China’s Covid-19 travel rules and its strained ties with the US and allies are obstacles for foreigners seeking mainland fieldwork
  • Scholars say those difficulties add to what was an increasingly restrictive research environment in the country

Academics from the US and Europe are concerned that pandemic border restrictions, tension with the West and more restrictions within China are hampering their research. Photo: AP
Academics from the US and Europe are concerned that pandemic border restrictions, tension with the West and more restrictions within China are hampering their research. Photo: AP
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