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American experts banned from China




One of the banned academics, Prof. Dru C. Gladney of Pomona College, doing fieldwork in 2003.
One of the banned academics, Prof. Dru C. Gladney of Pomona College, doing fieldwork in 2003.
Dr. Dru C. Gladney via Bloomberg

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A group of respected American scholars has been denied visas to China. Their offense? The 13 academics contributed to a book about a province in China where the government has suppressed dissident stirrings. Rather than protest, the universities they work for have been largely silent. The Xinjiang 13, as the academics have dubbed themselves, say that's because U.S. have institutions have an economic incentive to stay mum--attracting Chinese students who pay dollar to attend American colleges. Daniel Golden has been following the story for Bloomberg and joins us with more.

Read Dan Golden's full piece here.



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