China infringing on academic freedom at US universities: Report

A report published by the DC-based Wilson Center outlines Chinese interference and censorship on US campuses in recent years 

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/09/13
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(By Associated Press)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Washington D.C. based think tank released a report last week detailing how the Chinese government is influencing U.S. universities and curtailing academic freedoms on college campuses.

The report entitled “A Preliminary Study of PRC Political Influence and Interference Activities in American Higher Education” was published by the Wilson Center’s Kissinger Institute on China and the United States.

The author, Anastasya Lloyd-Damnjanovic, provides a rigorous analysis of the current situation of Chinese influence on U.S. university campuses in an effort to demonstrate that the phenomenon of Chinese government interference with, and infringement upon academic freedoms and institutional autonomy is a verifiable phenomenon in the U.S. today.

Her research does not seek to quantify the precise extent, or even qualify precise aims of particular instances of Chinese influence. Her research only gathers evidence, a lot of it actually, that such infringement and coercive activities are in fact taking place.    [FULL  STORY]