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US-China tensions

Over 1,000 scientists urge Biden to renew U.S.-China cooperation deal

Letter warns of repercussions for U.S. research if agreement expires

The Scientific and Technological Cooperation Agreement between the U.S. and China has been renewed every five years since it was first signed in 1979.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Two Stanford University professors are leading an effort to persuade the U.S. administration to renew a scientific and technological cooperation agreement with China that is set to expire on Sunday.

Their open letter, dated Monday and addressed to U.S. President Joe Biden and the White House's National Security Council, was signed by more than 1,000 scientists across U.S. universities within a week.

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