US President Donald Trump was reported last year as saying that almost every Chinese student “that comes over to this country is a spy”. Photo: AFP

Peer pressure: 60 science groups call for end to Washington’s crackdown on foreign-born researchers

  • While not naming China, groups’ letter to Trump administration officials addresses campaign that has targeted Chinese scientists in the US
  • The organisations acknowledge national security concerns but seek a ‘balanced approach that enables continued scientific collaborations’
Topic |   US-China tech war

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US President Donald Trump was reported last year as saying that almost every Chinese student “that comes over to this country is a spy”. Photo: AFP
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Universities are under pressure amid federal investigations to root out practices that compromise US research and bills to curb foreign influence. Photo: Xinhua

Under pressure, US universities start the year seeking to curb foreign influence fears

  • Colleges respond to concern from lawmakers and federal agencies with measures including updated protocols for foreign visitors on campuses
  • They are becoming ‘much more cautious’ about contractual relationships with ‘foreign entities’
Topic |   US-China relations

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Universities are under pressure amid federal investigations to root out practices that compromise US research and bills to curb foreign influence. Photo: Xinhua
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