The US has cancelled visas for 1,000 Chinese students citing national security risks.
Quoting the officials of the US Department of State, media reported on Sept 10 that the visas of more than 1,000 Chinese students and researchers have been cancelled as they deemed to be a security threat.
The move comes after the May 29 proclamation by President Donald Trump aimed at Chinese nationals suspected of having ties to the military. He said some had stolen data and intellectual property.
Reacting to this move, China has accused the US of racial discrimination.
Nearly 370,000 students from China enrolled at US universities in 2018-19.
The acting head of the US Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, said earlier 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."
In a speech, Wolf repeated US charges of unjust business practices and industrial espionage by China, including attempts to steal coronavirus research, and accused it of abusing student visas to exploit US academia.
Wolf said the US was also "preventing goods produced from slave labour from entering our markets, demanding that China respect the inherent dignity of each human being" - an apparent reference to alleged abuses of Muslims in China's far-western Xinjiang region.