URI says they are suspending the program because of Coronavirus,which makes sense. But there is a lot of news lately about American universities cutting ties with China.
And even closer to home in MA,
And those were just last week.
Remember back in December, WPRI reported, URI ending relationship with controversial Confucius Institute
But this is not new. In 2018 White House Considers Restricting Chinese Researchers Over Espionage Fears
Whether its a virus bugs or spy bugs, it looks like China is being systematically asked to leave our universities and research facilities.