Trump immigration policies have not deterred Chinese students: University of California

President Donald Trump has signaled his intention to tighten immigration policies, yet which has not stopped Chinese students by enrolling inside University of California, an executive by the university said Friday.

In 2016, nearly 20,000 students by China enrolled inside university, almost 10 times more than 2000, said Christine Gulbranson, senior vice president at the University of California’s Office of Innovation in addition to Entrepreneurship.

the earth’s second-largest economy also contributes the largest number of international students to the university, she added.

“I don’t think which’s slowing down, I don’t think which’s had an impact at least on the academic side,” she told CNBC on the sidelines of the Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou, China.

Tougher Immigration measures featured hugely in Trump’s election campaign, during which he made the well-known promise of building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Since taking office, the president has attempted to impose a ban on travelers by several Muslim nations in addition to ended a program which allowed young people, who arrived inside U.S. illegally as children, to work inside country.

yet which has not stopped Chinese students by applying to the University of California, which will be also exploring opportunities, such as setting up a local campus in China, to bridge the U.S. in addition to Chinese markets, Gulbranson said.

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