Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Maclaurin Buildings and Great Dome.Credit: Ken Lane, Creative Commons The ongoing deterioration in the U.S.-China relationship has left America’s research universities scrambling to adjust. After decades of building ties with China, universities are unsure how to deal with the growing calls to decouple the U.S. and Chinese economies, especially in science and technology. If they fail to respond to anxieties in government and industry over technology leakage to China, and to American concerns over President Xi Jinping’s increasingly repressive regime, its human rights violations in Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong, and the Chinese military buildup in East Asia, public support for the universities’ key role in the U.S. research and innovation system will erode. But the wrong response could end up badly damaging the roots of American scientific and technological strength, including the openness of our universities to dynamic young researchers from China and elsewhere. A comprehensive dialogue between America’s research universities and thSubscribe or register to read the rest. Registered users can access a limited amount of content for free.Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.