The New York Times reports that rhetoric about “the Chinese virus” is just one reason why many Chinese students might opt to take their education…and their money…elsewhere.
American universities were already hurt by trade tensions between Washington and Beijing and new visa restrictions on Chinese graduates. And British universities, too, are dealing with uncertainty over European Union research money and student-exchange programs after Brexit.
University administrators are bracing for parents already wary of the risks of global travel in the age of the virus to decide it is no longer worth shelling out tens of thousands of dollars for an overseas degree.
But, yes, please, let’s continue to bash the Chinese.