China national security legislation is communist takeover of Hong Kong: State Department spokesperson
State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus discusses rising tensions between the U.S. and China amid Hong Kong protests.
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The Trump administration is expected to cite national security concerns and cancel visas for Chinese graduate students connected to universities tied to the People's Liberation Army, according to a Thursday report from The New York Times.
Such a move would come amid rising U.S.-China tensions over China's alleged lack of transparency about coronavirus and controversial attempts to override Hong Kong's independence.
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The reported crackdown would apply to 3,000 out of the 360,000 Chinese students in the U.S., according to The Times. The FBI has warned American universities about espionage by students, especially in the sciences, for years.