The United States has signalled to expel thousands of Chinese students studying at US universities over trade rift with China, the Coronavirus pandemic, and the political crisis in Hong Kong.
In addition, there is a strong possibility that the United States will impose sanctions on a number of Chinese officials.
According to reports, US President Donald Trump is likely to make important announcements about China.
On the other hand, the Trump administration said that the US president is considering a month-old proposal to cancel the visas of Chinese students who are linked to the People’s Liberation Army or Chinese intelligence.
US officials told the international news agency Associated Press that Donald Trump was considering travel and economic sanctions against Chinese officials in the wake of Beijing’s actions in Hong Kong.
Yesterday, Donald Trump said, “We’ll be announcing tomorrow what we’re doing with respect to China,” Trump told journalists on Thursday, saying “we’re not happy with China”, without providing details on the course of action.
“We are not happy about what happened. 186 countries around the world are infected with the coronavirus,” he said.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had said that Trump could take action against Chinese students in the United States.
Mike Pompeo told Fox News that “Chinese graduates with government contacts in Beijing should not spy on our schools.”
“We know this is a challenge, and the president will accept it,” he said.
On the other hand, Sarah Spritzer, director of the American Council on Education, said that we are very concerned about the extent to which this will be applicable, and we are concerned that it may send a message that talented students and Scholars will not be welcomed.
Earlier, China accused the United States of holding the United Nations hostage in Hong Kong over a national security bill.
Beijing has warned Western nations not to interfere in China’s internal affairs.
The United States, Britain, Canada and Australia have strongly criticized the National Security Bill, which would allow Chinese security agencies to conduct open operations in Hong Kong.
A joint statement issued by the four countries said Beijing’s national security law was “in direct conflict” with China’s international obligations to guarantee independence in Hong Kong.