The acting head of the US Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, said earlier that Washington was blocking visas "for certain Chinese graduate students and researchers with ties to China's military fusion strategy to prevent them from stealing and otherwise appropriating sensitive research."
Democrat Biden won the race to the White House on Saturday but President Donald Trump is yet to concede and has gone ahead to file a lawsuit challenging the election outcome.
With tensions between the US and China heating up, there are increasing calls for expelling or barring Chinese nationals from US universities and corporations.
It only took one meeting for hopes of a reset in US-China relations under a Biden presidency to evaporate — instead alliances are fast forming on either side of an old dividing line: democracy.
Southeast Asian countries must stick together in the face of a trade war started by US President Donald Trump, Malaysia’s veteran leader said on Saturday at the start of a regional summit
The "phase one" deal is also a boon for Donald Trump as he faces an impeachment trial and a tough re-election fight this year, with the US president hailing the agreement as "momentous".
For all the fears that the US and China are unwinding the economic ties that drove decades of global prosperity, it’s striking how much recent optimism depends upon the two countries.
McDonald's CEO Chris Kempczinski called the situation "fluid" and "concerning," and said the chain decided to close all of its restaurants in Hubei, which amount to "several hundred."
The US Embassy in Beijing said a 60-year-old citizen diagnosed with the virus died in Wuhan. All five new cases in France are those of British nationals – French health minister.