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Pew: Foreign Students Migrate to Bay Area
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Pew: Foreign Students Migrate to Bay Area

By Sharon Simonson Not wildfires, mudslides, or monster commutes; not overcrowded and expensive housing, or gender-challenged workplaces. Nothing—so far—can keep them away: foreign students seeking U.S. college degrees and work experience have flocked to the Bay Area in recent years—more than to any other place in the country except New York City. According to new research from the Pew Research Center based on more than a decade of student-visa data, the Silicon Valley and San Francisco metros rank among the top ten destinations for foreign students earning American university degrees and staying to work.  Including the more than 77,000 foreign students who migrated to the region for employment after earning degrees in other U.S. cities, the Bay Area attracted more than 120,000 foreig...
U.S. Magistrate Judge Says Zhang Must Stay in County Jail—for Now
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U.S. Magistrate Judge Says Zhang Must Stay in County Jail—for Now

By Sharon Simonson SAN JOSE—A Chinese professor accused of economic espionage and theft of trade secrets from two Silicon Valley technology companies will remain in the Santa Clara County jail until at least June 24. U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins told Hao Zhang’s defense attorneys June 10 that he would reconsider the defendant’s status but that he needed stronger proof that Zhang stood to lose personally in the event of his flight to evade the federal charges. Zhang was arrested May 16 at the Los Angeles International Airport after federal agents boarded his plane from China as it remained on the tarmac. He is accused of stealing trade secrets with commercial and military applications from a former employer in conspiracy with five other Chinese scientists and the Chi...
Asians Outnumber Whites In Silicon Valley
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Asians Outnumber Whites In Silicon Valley

By Sharon Simonson Asians and Pacific Islanders now form the largest racial block in Santa Clara County, exceeding the proportion of non-Hispanic white residents for the first time. According to new demographic findings from the Population Dynamics Research Group at the University of Southern California, in the next 25 years, Silicon Valley’s Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino and other Asian populations plus a smattering of Pacific Islanders are expected to grow to more than 43 percent of the county total. That is approximately 30 percentage points higher than Asians’ projected proportion nationally. In the same 25 years, the share of non-Hispanic whites in Silicon Valley is expected to fall to less than 25 percent, down from 33 percent today and 70.5 percent in 1980. ...