Us ambiguous handling of Chinese journalist visa seriously interferes with normal reporting activities

According to the global times, today is the last day of Washington’s “90 day visa validity” granted to China in the United States. As of last night’s press release, China’s presence in the United States had not been informed. According to the Global Times’ description in the United States, their visa extension applications are in a state of neither rejection nor approval. According to the U.S. regulations, if they do not receive the notice of refusal, they can stay for up to 90 days to November 4. However, if they have not received the notice of approval by then, they must leave the United States. “The visa is just one of the cards trump holds in his hand,” Yuan Zheng, deputy director of the Institute of American Studies at the Academy of Social Sciences, told the global times on the 5th that there are nearly three months to go before the election. If he plays now, he will lose one card. < p > < p > on May 8, this year, the US side greatly shortened the stay period of Chinese visa in the United States to less than 90 days, and had to apply for an extension every 90 days. This is a very big policy change. In the past, there was no limit on the length of stay for China once it was admitted to the United States. The foreign center of the State Department of the United States has never informed China of such a major policy change through official channels. They only know it through the media. According to the global times, most of China’s applications for visa extension were submitted online in June. The extension is expensive, at $455 per person. More than ten days later, most of China received a notice from USCIS asking me to go to the agency’s office at the designated time to take fingerprints on site, the first step in processing the extension application. Normally, after one or two months of fingerprinting, USCIS’s final processing advice will be received, but this time it has not been received. And there are still nearly 40 Chinese who have not even received a fingerprint recording notice. The first 90 days will expire on August 6, according to the US government’s announcement in May. After 6 days, if neither consent nor rejection is received, it means that the application for extension is still being processed, which can be up to November 4; if a refusal notice is received, you must leave the United States immediately. Of course, even if the application is approved, the time limit is only 90 days. China needs to submit an extension application again before November 4 to fight for “legal status” for the next 90 days. Therefore, this policy is disastrous for China’s work and life in the United States. They are in a tense mood that may be forced to leave the country immediately. Especially during the epidemic period, if the application is rejected by the United States, it is likely that they will not be able to buy a return ticket in time. Wang Wenbin, a spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry, urged the US side to immediately stop its political crackdown on Chinese media and media, saying that China will be forced to make necessary and proper responses. Recently, the New York Times and fox news stations have also reported on China’s visa issue, but none of the media’s requests for comment to the U.S. State Department have been answered. In an interview with Lianhe Zaobao on the 5th, Li Mingjiang, associate professor of the school of international relations in laguerranan, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, pointed out in an interview with Lianhe Zaobao on the 5th that “the United States may further restrict the activities of Chinese media, but if China is completely expelled, it will be difficult for it to justify itself internationally.”