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Joyce Fan, a Beijing native, takes an online class at New York University law school (Photo by Ziyu Wu)
The Big Story

Trump and COVID force Chinese students to rethink the US

A generation that buoyed the country's $170bn university sector is leaving

YIFAN YU, CHENG TING-FANG, LAULY LI and COCO LIU, Nikkei staff writers | North America

PALO ALTO, U.S./TAIPEI/HONG KONG -- Tom Zeng's sophomore year at Queens College, City University of New York, began with a video message from the chancellor followed by days of video lectures. His fellow students, normally a rowdy and gleeful presence, replaced with a checkerboard of anonymous, disembodied Zoom icons. He left his apartment only once last week, for the rare chance to actually take a class in person.

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