Chinese academics are departing the United States at an accelerating pace, in a sign of America’s diminishing appeal for some of China’s brightest scientific minds.
That finding comes from a new study by researchers from Princeton University, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who conducted a survey of scientists of Chinese origin in the U.S. and examined bibliographical data from academic journals.
Their results show that a pervasive fear has enveloped the Chinese-born scholarly community: almost three-quarters of respondents say they feel unsafe as academic researchers in America. Unease about the U.S. government’s investigations into ethnically Chinese researchers is the number one reason for their insecurity.
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