- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
In July 2020, the State Department implemented a policy update that requires Chinese diplomats and government officials temporarily visiting the U.S. to provide advance notification to the Department's Office of Foreign Missions when visiting U.S. universities or research institutions.
The State Department would like UC's assistance in communicating the existence of this policy to relevant university offices and stakeholders to raise awareness.
“The requirement is the visitor's, not ours, to register with the State Department, but it is important that we are aware of this policy,” said Kathy Nolan, director of Contracts and Grants and export control officer.
See the State Department's documents “Visits by Chinese Government Officials to State and Local Governments in the United States,” “Visits by Chinese Government Officials to Research Facilities in the United States,” “Visits by Chinese Government Officials to Educational Institutions in the United States,” and “Designation and Determination Pursuant to the Foreign Missions Act” in the Federal Register.
If you have questions, please contact Nolan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 447-0801 Ext. 1402.