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In depth: Chinese students at US colleges face uncertain future

Some try to study online from China but face 'unprecedented challenges'

The exterior of The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University.    © Reuters

Until a few weeks ago, Zhao Litian was envisioning a fall semester of science experiments, conversational Russian lessons and long runs through the wooded gorges of upstate New York.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and a tangle of global travel restrictions, the China-born Cornell University sophomore now expects to complete the term online from a dorm room in Beijing.

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