Between 2014 and 2019, entities linked to the Chinese military allegedly gave at least $88 million to universities in the United States, according to a new report. Some of those entities were involved in cyber attacks and espionage targeting the United States, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
Ian Easton, the senior director for the Project 2049 Institute think tank, told the Free Beacon, “It is imperative that the U.S. government dams up the torrent of CCP-linked money currently flowing into our education system. For U.S. national security, the implications of a continuation of the current arrangement are grave. …The CCP’s armed-wing, the People’s Liberation Army, has access to any and all information collected by Chinese entities at American universities. (Chinese president) Xi Jinping’s military-civil fusion strategy has removed even the thin cloak of plausible deniability Chinese companies and other civilian organizations could hide behind.”
“Duke University operates a joint-campus in China with Wuhan University, a public university that