The Impact of China-US Trade War on the Employment of International Students


China-US trade friction has limited impact on the job search and employment of American international students. Regardless of whether there is a trade war or not, many companies in the United States are more willing to hire students with green card status and local students. This is an unchanging fact and will not change due to changes in Sino-US relations. For newly graduated international students, it may take a lot of manpower and material resources for US companies to apply for H1B visas. In this case, especially small companies, they will try to avoid recruiting international students. For large companies, although they have the relevant legal services to deal with these things, compared with students with status or students with work experience, newly graduated students do have some problems when they are looking for work because of identity problems, raising money, etc. Disadvantages. However, this situation has always existed objectively for students who graduated from employment in the United States, and is not transferred because of trade wars.

From another perspective, after graduation, students will become outstanding talents in major universities and enterprises in the United States, and bring a strong impetus to the innovation and development of the United States. Therefore, once the United States restricts the number of Chinese students, it has a great negative effect on the US education system and the US corporate scientific and technological talent reserve. This move is undoubtedly a slap in the face.

The Federal Register announced the final version of the H-1B policy on January 31 this year. This version firstly draws all applicants (undergraduate and above) into 65,000 regular caps (H-1B regular cap), and then draws 20,000 places from applicants who have never signed a master’s degree or above. This practice can increase the success rate of applicants holding master’s degree or higher in US universities by 16%. Approximately 5,340 additional places are available for candidates who graduate with a master’s degree from a US university. This approach will reduce the success rate of international graduates with only US undergraduate degrees and master’s degrees and above in foreign universities.

Facts have proved that the Sino-US trade war has not obviously affected Chinese students studying in the United States. Whether it is from the results of this year’s admission or the results of the issuance so far, there is no need to worry too much, not to panic and not to stay in the United States, or to give up. There are plans to stay in the United States. After all, the trade war is temporary, and academics are things that affect a lifetime.

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