Well-known Chinese news site Sina recently reported that, based on numbers reported in the U.S. media, multiple U.S. Colleges confirmed that they are seeing a significant decline in the number of Chinese freshmen coming to their institutions. The total dropped by 20 percent or more. The US-China trade war and the security screening are the primary contributors to the decline. Currently there are 363,000 Chinese students in the U.S. The constitute one third of all the international students. This number is more than any other nation. Typically, international students worry about gun violence and immigration restrictions. Chinese students now face one more challenge – restrictions on high-tech majors. Many Chinese students pay full tuition. This constitutes a sizable contribution to the U.S. college education market.
Source: Sina, September 25, 2019