As in the title. The relationship between two countries seems to go towards a colder climate and actual war scenarios are discussed (slightly) more openly.
What are possible implications for academia in the long-term? This includes:
- Chinese student admission to the US (and their tuition fees)
- Hiring of Chinese nationals at American universities
- American college campuses in China (e.g., NYU and Duke)
- Scientific collaborations between universities in different countries
- Scientific publishing
- Conference attendance (in the US and worldwide)
Concretely, (no matter how silly this may sound) I am organizing a conference and I am wary of inviting too many Americans and Chinese into one room.
I know, for comparison, that many Iranians are admitted to live and work in the US, despite the very icy climate between the two countries. But I don't whether Americans travel to Iran to the same extent, and there has never been open warfare. On the other hand, many Western academic systems have reportedly toned down or stopped their scientific collaboration with Russia over the last year (see also, e.g., Nature).