Royal Society President Stands Up for Chinese Scientists in the United States
We scientists must stand up for openness and fairness. Discriminating against someone because of their ethnicity, turning down a collaboration or refusing a visa for a conference on the grounds of nationality, or simply making someone feel unwelcome because they are an immigrant - these are all morally objectionable and practically counterproductive. Such behaviour must cease.
Language, cultural differences and expense are common downsides in some European countries, but researchers who land in Europe love the opportunities to learn new techniques, work in a diverse setting and polish their confidence.