AP sources: US to impose limits on some Chinese visas

The Trump administration plans to shorten the length of validity for some visas issued to Chinese citizens as part of President Donald Trump's effort to counter alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property by Beijing.

Posted: May 29, 2018 6:44 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration plans to shorten the length of validity for some visas issued to Chinese citizens as part of President Donald Trump's effort to counter alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property by Beijing.

The changes begin June 11. The State Department says U.S. consular officers may limit how long visas are valid, rather than the usual practice of issuing them for the maximum possible length.

The State Department isn't giving specifics. But a U.S. official says instructions sent to U.S. embassies and consulates say Chinese graduate students will be limited to one-year visas if they are studying in fields like robotics, aviation and high-tech manufacturing. China identified those areas as priorities in its "Made in China" 2025 manufacturing plan.

The official wasn't authorized to comment publicly and requested anonymity.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

5/29/2018 6:07:29 PM (GMT -5:00)

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