BEIJING: The Chinese language authorities has protested to the US over the therapy of Chinese language arriving to check in America, saying some have been interrogated for hours, had their digital gadgets checked and in some circumstances had been forcibly deported from the nation.Xie Feng, the Chinese language ambassador in Washington, mentioned dozens of Chinese language have been denied entry each month for the previous few months when returning to high school from abroad journey or visiting family members in China, in response to a put up on the Chinese language Embassy web site.”Once they landed on the airport, what awaited them was an eight-hour-long interrogation by officers who prohibited them from contacting their mother and father, made groundless accusations towards them and even forcibly repatriated them and banned their entry,” he mentioned Sunday at an occasion on the embassy on scholar exchanges. “That is completely unacceptable.”The protest comes because the US and China attempt to increase scholar and different exchanges to shore up their relations, which have turned confrontational lately over commerce, know-how, human rights and, extra essentially, the long run course of the world. Almost 2,90,000 Chinese language college students are within the US, about one-third of the overseas college students within the nation, in response to the embassy put up. China has greater than 1.3 million college students finding out overseas, greater than every other nation, it mentioned.In a separate on-line assertion, the Chinese language embassy mentioned it had made “solemn representations” to the US authorities in regards to the therapy of scholars arriving at Dulles airport in Washington, D.C. The assertion reminded Chinese language college students to be cautious when getting into by the airport. It wasn’t clear whether or not Xie’s feedback referenced circumstances solely at Dulles or at different entry factors as properly. The US embassy in Beijing didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.The Chinese language embassy assertion mentioned the affected college students had their digital gadgets checked, had been prohibited from speaking with anybody outdoors and, in some circumstances, held for greater than 10 hours. It mentioned the actions of border management officers “have had a severe influence on the research of worldwide college students from China and induced nice psychological hurt.” The assertion additionally mentioned the actions ran counter to the settlement between Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping at their assembly final Nov to advertise people-to-people exchanges.