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Fred Fleitz to Newsmax TV: End Chinese Science Student Visas

(Newsmax TV's "Newsmax Now")

By    |   Monday, 27 April 2020 02:41 PM

Fred Fleitz, former National Security Council chief of staff, told Newsmax TV on Monday that Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., has a "good idea" in suggesting the U.S. withhold visas for Chinese students looking to study the sciences.

Cotton said in an interview Sunday that Chinese students looking to study in the U.S. should only be able to learn the Humanities, not the sciences, as a form of retribution for the coronavirus outbreak.

Fleitz told "Newsmax Now" that "Cutting off visas for Chinese nationals studying in the United States would really hit the regime hard, because so many Chinese elites send their children to American universities. I think cutting them off from studying sensitive technologies is a good move."

He added, "threatening this across the board might be a good way to get China to cooperate, to take steps on giving us data on the coronavirus, and shutting down the wet markets in Wuhan, et cetera."

Fleitz also said, "The Confucius Institutes," which are public education centers run by the Chinese government, "have to be shut down. They are elements of the Chinese Communist Party pushing Chinese propaganda around the world; they're already being shut down in many countries. We need to press American universities to shut them down right now."

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Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., has a "good idea" in suggesting the U.S. withhold visas for Chinese students looking to study the sciences, according to Fred Fleitz, former National Security Council chief of staff, on Newsmax TV.
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