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Colleges, officials try to thaw effects of the US-China chill

Fan Rong (left), from China's region of Inner Mongolia, and Li Yiyang, from China's Sichuan province, are both graduate students in STEM fields at the University of Washington in Seattle, and hope to work or intern in Seattle after graduation. Source: Ann Scott Tyson/The Christian Science Monitor

Fan Rong crosses the University of Washington’s red-brick central plaza and steps into a lively lounge filled with students working on fall-quarter projects. A graduate student in civil engineering from China, she’s happy studying in the United States, and recommends it to all her friends back home.

Ms. Fan says she’s planning to stay on after graduating in 2021, joining tens of thousands of her fellow students from China. “I’d like to find an internship or job in Seattle,” she says, noting that “Seattle has a lot of tech companies and we can collaborate with them.”

Chinese students such as Ms. Fan are still flowing to the U.S. in record numbers, despite tensions in U.S.-China relations

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