How are Chinese students being affected by the US-China trade war?

Tensions are currently rising among two of the biggest economies in the world: China and the US. After the US began investigating Chinese trade policies in 2017, under the Trump administration, tariffs were imposed on billions of dollars worth of Chinese products.This caused growing conflict among the two countries as Beijing responded by imposing high tariffs of their own, and accused the US of starting “the largest trade war in economic history”, according to BBC.Despite both countries agreeing to put a halt to implementing new trade tariffs back in December to discuss how to proceed further, the US has now doubled tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese products, causing the issue to get even more heated.So what does this all mean for Chinese students?While the trade war does not directly affect international students or higher education in general, the hostile relationship between the two countries could make it even more difficult for them to enter the country, as well as receiving their H-1B visas.

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