Reports of Chinese citizens from Chinese military-affiliated universities being denied visas to the United States indicate that the Biden administration is continuing a Trump-era policy regarding national security. In September, both Chinese and U.S. media reported that a 23-year-old finance student at Washington University in St. Louis named Wang Ziwei said the United States revoked his student visa on security grounds. Wang graduated from the Beijing Institute of Technology, which is identified by the U.S. government as affiliated with the Chinese communist regime’s military, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). An engineer surnamed Huang from a state-owned aircraft manufacturer said that his visa application for accompanying his wife who is studying in the United States was rejected. He revealed to Chinese media that he obtained both an engineering bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harbin Institute of Technology, one of seven major Chinese universities—known as “Seven Sons of National Defense”—that are affiliated …


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