US Can do Well by Doing Good in Opening Our Doors to Chinese Immigration
As Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell explains, doing so will simultaneously strengthen the US and weaken a major geopolitical rival. It can also rescue many Chinese from terrible oppression.
If there's one thing Republicans and Democrats tend to agree on, it's that China has become America's most dangerous geopolitical adversary. But, as Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell explains in a recent article, we are shooting ourselves in the foot in this competition by severely restricting Chinese immigration to the US. Opening our doors is an easy way to strengthen the US at Xi Jinping's expense:
My fellow Americans, it's time to set aside our xenophobia. For the good of our country, let's help drain China's brains.
As China has lifted its pandemic lockdowns, many residents have grown more footloose. Maybe high youth unemployment has left younger workers restless…. Or maybe people are just tired of living in an authoritarian country with arbitrary restrictions on freedom of ideas, capital and movement.
Somin, I. (2023, July). US Can do Well by Doing Good in Opening Our Doors to Chinese Immigration. Reason Magazine. https://reason.com/volokh/2023/07/09/us-can-do-well-by-doing-good-in-ope...