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US to suspend entry of Chinese students with military ties

Current visa holders also risk losing legal status if deemed a threat

More than 360,000 Chinese students were enrolled at U.S. colleges in the 2017-18 academic year, according to the Institute of International Education.    © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- President Donald Trump announced Friday that Chinese students and scholars that his administration considers to have ties to China's military will not be allowed entry into the U.S. to pursue graduate level research.

A statement released later by the White House said the new measures go into effect at 12 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on June 1.

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