Ambassador Terry Branstad Affirms U.S. Welcomes Chinese Students
Nov. 11, 2019 (EIRNS)—Writing in the Chinese-language newspaper China Youth Daily, the U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad said that Chinese students are welcome in American universities, emphasizing that the U.S. has made no changes to its visa policy, and even offering advice to Chinese students on how to navigate the bureaucracy.
This marks the second time in as many months that the Trump Administration has sought to counter the neo-con subterfuge against his multilateral foreign policy. Last month, in comments to China’s Vice-Premier Liu He, President Donald Trump himself had said, “We want all the people that want to come over from China. We have the greatest university system in the world, and we’re going to keep it that way.” Although not quoted in the Chinese newspaper, he concluded, “And one of the reasons it’s great is we have a lot of students from China.”
In its English-language coverage as reported in People’s Daily, China Youth Daily commented, “It bears important significance in relieving tensions between the two countries in certain fields, and china welcomes it.”