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US cancels visas of 1,000 Chinese scholars over security concerns
The US is blocking visas "for certain Chinese students and research scholars with ties to China's military." China has been accused of espionage and attempts to steal coronavirus research, as also abusing student visas to exploit US academia.

WASHINGTON, Sept 10: The US has cancelled the visas of over 1,000 Chinese students and research scholars over security issue.

The order covers 'high-risk graduate students and research scholars' with ties to Chinese military. The issue of security vis-a-vis Chinese scholars has been drawing the attention of US Intelligence for quite some time. Several students have been detained in the recent past for security reasons.

There are about 3,60,000 Chinese nationals studying in the US, bringing in significant revenue to US colleges.

The order follows a May 29 presidential proclamation to suspend entry of Chinese students and research scholars deemed security risks, according to the US Department of State.

The US Department of Homeland Security head, Chad Wolf, said that Washington was blocking visas "for certain Chinese graduate students and researchers with ties to China's military fusion strategy, to prevent them from stealing and otherwise appropriating sensitive research."

China has been accused of espionage and attempts to steal coronavirus research, as also abusing student visas to exploit US academia.

A State Department spokesperson reportedly said, legitimate students and scholars would continue to be welcomed.

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