Chinese telecom giant Huawei has been accused of “infiltrating” Britain’s Cambridge University after it was revealed that three of the four directors Cambridge Centre for Chinese Management (CCCM) have ties to the Communist Party-linked company.
While Huawei was banned from working on the UK’s 5g network, the tech giant has reportedly sought other means of developing its influence in the country.
The Centre for Chinese Management is a part of Cambridge University’s Judge Business School, and offers two business courses which it claims are “tailored for senior and top executives from leading Chinese and non-Chinese firms”.
According to an investigation conducted by the London The Times newspaper, the chief representative for the CCCM, Yanping Hu, is a former Huawei senior vice-president and has previously been provided with a “special allowance from the State Council” of the Chinese Communist Party.
Cambridge University claimed that Hu “is not currently and has never provided anything towards