US to limit Chinese graduate students to one-year visas
The Trump administration may nip the length of visas issued to some Chinese citizens under a new policy. The move is seen as US President Donald Trump's attempt to crack down on 'theft of US intellectual property' by China.
The policy will come in to effect on June 11 under which US consular officers may limit the time visas are valid, rather than the usual practice of issuing them for the maximum possible period.
According to reports, Chinese graduate students would be limited to one-year visas if they are studying disciplines like robotics, aviation and high-tech manufacturing, areas Beijing has said are high-priority goals for its manufacturing sector.
Now, some Chinese citizens, working as researchers or managers for companies on a US Commerce Department list of entities, would need a special clearance from multiple US agencies in order to get a visa.
(With inputs from agencies)