Convinced that China is out to steal intellectual property, a Republican senator from Arkansas has suggested banning Chinese students from studying advanced scientific and technological fields in the U.S.
U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, who blamed China for “unleashing” the coronavirus, said that he has “little doubt” about Chinese intelligence services actively trying to steal American research toward a vaccine.
Kathryn Ralph, Ph.D., used to be on every social media platform. Now, her accounts can no longer be found after she racially harassed students of Asian descent online.
An alumna of the University of Notre Dame, Ralph is reportedly completing her postdoctoral degree at the university’s psychology department. She previously had a respectable position at Heterodox Academy, a non-profit advocacy group of professors that aims to “broaden the diversity of opinions on college and university campuses.”
Nine exchange students returning to Arizona State University from China were stopped and temporarily detained by Customs and Border Protection at Los Angeles International Airport.
University officials said in a statement on Friday that the Chinese students were “denied admission to the U.S. to continue their studies” and were sent back to China “over the last week” as they were returning for the fall semester.
The U.S. Aviation Academy in Denton, Texas is being accused of negligence and racially discriminatory practices after a Chinese flight student committed suicide on campus.
Yang Yan, 21, believed to be from Huai’an, Jiangsu Province, was found dead on the morning on April 16th in the aviation school’s dormitory. His death was ruled as a suicide.
A high school in central China is facing backlash online after announcing that only its top students can study in rooms with air conditioning.
Shangqiu No. 4 Senior High School, located in Henan province, mandated that only two classes of seniors with the highest grades can study in air-conditioned rooms, leaving the rest in uncomfortable conditions in the upcoming summer months.
A bus company in Champaign, Illinois has coughed up a six-figure payment in a legal battle that stemmed from an email advertisement in which they mocked Chinese students.
Suburban Express, which operates between college campuses and the Chicago area, claimed that “You won’t feel like you’re in China when you’re on our buses,” an apparent sneer at the large population of Chinese students at the University of Illinois’s Urbana-Champaign campus.
University of Liverpool Faces Backlash After Saying ‘Chinese students are usually unfamiliar with the word cheating’
The University of Liverpool sparked outrage after allegedly singling out Chinese students in an anti-cheating notice released ahead of exams this month.
In its email, the university’s Student Welfare and Guidance department warned against “unintentional exam misconduct or intentional cheating,” pointing out possible repercussions such as failure, suspension or termination of studies.
Last week’s horrific, unprovoked attack on a pair of Chinese students at a bus stop in Canberra, Australia could be a turning point on how Australia will be perceived by the Chinese as a potential destination for higher education, observers have noted.
On Monday, two international students were reportedly attacked by at least two local teenagers at around 7:30 p.m. at the Woden bus interchange. The incident, which sent one of the victims to the hospital, has been widely covered by Chinese media and generally condemned on local social media platforms.
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I was always a pretty decent student.
Chinese schools now have barbers stationed at their gates to ‘fix’ the haircuts of the students returning from their summer break. Those who are found sporting restricted ‘fashionable hairstyles’ will be given an instant make-over.
Curly or blonde hair must be proven to be natural and not salon-styled, reported the Telegraph. Some schools have even required students to provide a doctor’s certification to prove that their curls are authentic.
Chinese students seem to be taking their studies to another level, literally.
A Shandong Normal University student recently scared his fellow students when he was spotted studying on the ledge of the fifth floor of his building. The male student could be seen casually crouched on the narrow ledge outside his window with a book open in hand.