Originally posted by @sonhouse
Ah, so the American government has him under surveillance, suspecting he MUST be a spy.
I have been saying for years the US is on a downhill spiral and other countries will take up the slack. It won't be long till China outstrips the US in science papers, number of new Phd's and so forth.
All empires expire eventually. The US is no exception.
The DDR (East Germany) had 'Romeo' agents, men who were trained to seduce lonely
women (such as secretaries) who had access to secrets in the BRD (West Germany).
I doubt that the Chinese intelligence agencies have tried that approach yet.
There's a 1990 film 'Forbidden Nights' (based upon a true story) about Judith Shapiro
(played by Melissa Gilbert), a white American woman who went to teach English in China.
She fell in love with one of her Chinese students (in part due to his athletic good looks).
(Hollywood's not inclined to show scenes of a white woman becoming intimate with a Chinese man.)
Overcoming various obstacles, they eventually got married and moved to the USA.
A white American friend of mine has a PhD in physics. He's married to a Chinese American
woman (a medical doctor), whom he met at Stanford University. She's the primary income earner.
When he held a security clearance, he had to report (which he found annoying) every
time his mother-in-law (a Chinese citizen) was at his home to have dinner (or whatever).
Otherwise, he would have had 'unauthorized contact' with a citizen of a hostile foreign power.
"All empires expire eventually. The US is no exception."
I expect President Trump (and his supporters) to speed that up.
There are many more Chinese students who learn English and study in the USA then
there are American students who learn Chinese and study in China. The Chinese tend
to know much more (from experience) about life in the USA than the other way around.
At this time, China's encouraging some gifted people from anywhere in the world to live
and work in China, perhaps to become Chinese citizens (even if not ethnically Chinese).
In contrast, the USA seems to pursue a nativist agenda, aiming to make itself 'whiter' and more insular.
If American racism drives a large number of non-white scientists and engineers to leave
the USA, then US science and technology may decline more rapidly.