- A major Republican candidate for the US Senate, endorsed by President Donald Trump, suggested that Chinese students studying at US colleges be banned from studying "hard science," according to video footage obtained from insiders.
- Colorado-based lawyer Bryant "Corky" Messner, who represents the fast food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill, argued that Chinese college students can only learn about "freedom and individual freedom".
- "You're welcome to study here, but you need to study economics, the American constitution, and freedom," said Messner during a private meeting.
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A major Republican candidate for the US Senate, endorsed by President Donald Trump, proposed that Chinese students studying in the country be banned from studying "hard science" and according to the video, only about "freedom and individual freedom" learn footage obtained from insiders.
Bryant "Corky" Messner, a lead Republican candidate running for Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen's seat in New Hampshire, repeated many of the Trump administration's topics of conversation during a GOP meeting in Westmoreland on Tuesday.
"I think President Trump has done a good job of changing this relationship, starting with the trade negotiations, and now … the whole dynamic has changed," Messner said at the meeting. "But make no mistake. The Chinese Communist Party is determined to be the world's leading economic and military power, and we can no longer be the Chinese Communist Party's research and development arm."
Messner also examined an estimated 370,000 Chinese students studying in the U.S. in the 2018-2019 academic year. The University of Southern California hosts most of the college-level students from China, followed by schools within the University of California system – including UCLA, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and UC San Diego The Los Angeles Times.
"I think one of the things we should do … is to tell the students, these students: & # 39; You are welcome to study here, but you need to study economics, the American Constitution, and freedom & # 39;" said Messner. "Don't study hard science, computer science, physics, chemistry and don't give them this kind of education. Let us educate them in freedom and individual freedom.
"They exercise their influence around the world and it is time for us to take the Chinese Communist Party seriously. Yes, sir," added Messner.
Messner, a Colorado-based lawyer, represents the fast food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill during the Center for Disease Control investigation into a suspected E-Coli outbreak. Messner said it spent over $ 1.2 million on its own funds for its campaign WMUR.
In a move that some describe as "the new Chinese expulsion law," the Trump administration canceled the visas of doctoral students associated with some Chinese military groups. The State Department has issued several other restrictions on suspected members of the CCP in recent weeks, despite some concerns that the policy is too broad and involves Chinese citizens unrelated to actual policy making in Beijing.
There is no evidence to support claims that Chinese officials are serving hundreds of thousands of students in the United States for industrial espionage or for Beijing's sake, Messner suggested. But the The FBI has warned Universities to monitor visiting scholars and students from China and a Senate report found that China is forcing some foreign researchers to make secret deals that may violate scientific ethos.
There were suspicions and even charges against some Chinese faculty members and students.
On Wednesday, a professor from the University of Arkansas was indicted by a federal grand jury for 42 wire fraud cases and two passport fraud cases. Simon Saw-Teong Ang, 63, was accused of not disclosing his ties to numerous Chinese companies, which gave him "money and benefits," according to Deputy Attorney General for National Security, John Demers.
"This is a sign that China is targeting US research and academic cooperation to illegally obtain US technology," said Demers.