US institutions are being used by the Communist Chinese.
A new report exposes that China is using its relationship with some US colleges to build up its military modernization.
China continues to rely on its connections with dozens of U.S. universities to collect what it deems is sensitive information in a collaborative effort to build up its military modernization, a report found this week.
A report released Thursday by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies think tank found that China is using its existing relationships with U.S. universities to collect information and technological know-how “to achieve Chinese military dominance.”
“China’s civilian university system play a major role in China’s military-industrial complex, including its nuclear and cyber-espionage programs,” the report found. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has “ordered” civilian universities and all students to comply with its military-civil fusion strategy to integrate military, civilian and commercial investments to “advance China’s interest.”
The report found that there are 34 U.S. universities that continue to work with Confucius Institutes (CI), which are CCP sponsored programs intended to promote educational and cultural ties worldwide.
The study found that four U.S. universities, including Stanford University, the University of California in Santa Barbara, the University of Utah and Pacific Lutheran University in Washington, have open partnerships with Chinese universities that have been flagged as allegedly supporting China’s nuclear program.
One way they have exploited US colleges is through Confucius Institutes.
China has funded the establishment of Confucius Institutes at college campuses across the U.S. and around the world, portraying them as a way to promote instruction in Chinese language and culture. But the U.S. government and lawmakers have labeled the institutes as vehicles for propaganda, and accused China of using the centers to restrict dissent among Chinese students abroad.
Congress has restricted Defense Department research funding for universities that host Confucius Institutes. The legislation and more scrutiny from politicians prompted the closure of dozens of institutes, with the number dropping from 113 to 34 since 2018, according to the report.
But among 78 universities that announced they were shutting their Confucius Institutes, 28 have maintained or expanded their relationships with Chinese sister universities, including many that have links to China’s defense industry, the report said.
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