(NewsReady.com) – Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) has said it’s “a scandal” that Chinese students are studying science and engineering subjects in the US. That’s because when they obtain their degree, many take that knowledge home to compete with the US. The Republican is now calling on President Donald Trump to take “a hard look” at visas granted for that purpose.
Cotton says the US is training Chinese nationals to compete with Americans for jobs and business. They might even design weapons that could one day be used against this country. The senator says it should be fine for students to learn about culture, history and good governance in the US. However, there’s no reason for us to teach them about science and technology.
The Chinese Communist Party is arming itself with technology acquired from our labs and research universities. We need to reconsider granting Chinese nationals visas to study dual-use science and technology, especially STEM students at the graduate level. https://t.co/nUCGPb98EZ
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) April 27, 2020
Cotton told Fox News we need a string of laws to protect against over-reliance on China. The bills need to include incentives for drug manufacturers to shift production to US factories.
The senator is also calling for China to pay for unleashing the Wuhan coronavirus on the world.
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