U.S. cancellation of visas for Chinese students damages bilateral exchanges: spokesman

Niwandinda Daniel
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(Chinese) Zhao Lijian, spokesman, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs(“For some time, the U.S. has made a series of negative statements and deeds in the field of China-U.S. people-to-people and cultural exchanges, which is completely contrary to the U.S. self-proclaimed concept of openness and freedom, to the public opinion in both countries, as well as to the international human resources exchange between the two countries. It has brought serious negative impact on people-to-people and cultural exchanges between China and the U.S., and has severely damaged the social foundation of the bilateral relations.”)

The United States’ cancellation of visas for Chinese students and researchers in the country has damaged the normal people-to-people and cultural exchanges between China and the United States, and also the social foundation of China-U.S. relations, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Thursday.
A U.S. State Department spokeswoman announced on Wednesday that the U.S. revoked visas for more than 1,000 Chinese students and researches for “national security reasons”.
Speaking at a press conference in Beijing in response to the U.S. move, Zhao said this is another step taken by the U.S. to bring negative impact on China-U.S. people-to-people and cultural exchanges.
“For some time, the U.S. has made a series of negative statements and deeds in the field of China-U.S. people-to-people and cultural exchanges, which is completely contrary to the U.S. self-proclaimed concept of openness and freedom, to the public opinion in both countries, as well as to the international human resources exchange between the two countries. It has brought serious negative impact on people-to-people and cultural exchanges between China and the U.S., and has severely damaged the social foundation of the bilateral relations,” Zhao said.
Zhao said that the cancellation of visas based on no evidence has violated the human rights of the Chinese students and researchers.
“The U.S. government has blatantly taken measures to damage the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese students studying in the United States, which means outright political persecution and racial discrimination, and which has seriously violated the human rights of Chinese students. The U.S. side should immediately stop using various excuses to restrict and suppress Chinese students studying in the U.S. for no reason. We support Chinese students in protecting their legitimate rights and interests in accordance with the law. China reserves the right to further respond to this matter,” he said.

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