China urges U.S. to stop discrimination against Chinese students

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Beijing, Oct. 21, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson on Wednesday told the U.S. Government to stop discriminative actions against Chinese students and academics in the U.S.

Zhao Lijian said at a daily news briefing for some time, the U.S. had been abusing judicial power to harass, interrogate and even arrest and prosecute Chinese students in the U.S. under fabricated allegations.

He said many Chinese students underwent severe harassment at the airport from U.S. law enforcement authorities when they were leaving the country and their cell phones, laptops and other items were wantonly examined and even confiscated.

According to Zhao from May to September, nearly 300 Chinese students underwent harassment and searches by the U.S. when taking temporary flights in the U.S.

He said the afore-mentioned U.S. moves severely infringed upon the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese students and academics in the U.S. and undermined the cultural exchanges and educational cooperation between China and the United States.

“We have repeatedly lodged solemn representations with the United States, urging it to correct its mistakes and stop discrimination against Chinese students.

“China will continue to take all necessary measures to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens.’’

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