20 years of importing guest workers: To Many Chinese, America Was Like ‘Heaven.’ Now They’re Not So Sure. – NYT

20 years ago importing millions of foreign guest workers from India + China was supposed to keep a then “booming America” competitive.

The opposite has happened.

“The slowdown has been even more apparent in education. The increase in the number of Chinese students going to America has slowed from a high of nearly 30 percent in 2010 to just 3.6 percent last year, according to the Institute of International Education

The decline, experts say, partly reflects a growing belief that America’s star is losing its luster.

“Thirty years ago, a lot of people thought that going to the United States was like going to heaven,” said Liu Peng, an education consultant in the eastern city of Qingdao. “But now people think the United States is falling behind while China is growing.”

Losing it’s luster? Weren’t they supposed to help keep the US economy booming?

Sure, now that China has already stolen most of America’s industries and jobs……

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