Skip to comments.Public University Gives Chinese Communists Funding, Exclusive Rights
Posted on 10/18/2019 2:14:40 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
In the midst of a human rights crisis and violent pro-democracy manifestations in China, Judicial Watch has obtained records that expose a troubling partnership between a public American university and the Chinese Communists at the heart of the abuses. The records show that the University of Arizona (UA), a taxpayer-funded institution with an enrollment of about 44,000, paid $100,000 to launch a Confucius Institute on its Tucson campus more than a decade ago and subsequently dedicated nearly $2 million and other public resources to keep it going. Confucius Institutes were founded by the Chinese government and are managed by Chinas Ministry of Education to spread Communist ideas. FBI Director Christopher Wray has warned in congressional testimony that Confucius Institutes provide a platform to disseminate Chinese Communist Party propaganda, encourage censorship and restrict academic freedom.
Yet dozens of universities throughout the U.S. have erected Confucius Institutes in the last few years, though many have closed over national security concerns and pressure from the Trump administration. This year the U.S. government finally upped the ante, threatening to withhold generous Department of Defense (DOD) language program funding to schools with Confucius Institutes. UA is among the campuses that reportedly will shut down its Confucius Institute at the end of the year to keep its DOD money, but the schools longtime support for the Communist program cannot be erased from the ledgers. The campus allocated $100,000 in initial start-up funds to launch a Confucius Institute in 2007, according to a document obtained by Judicial Watch through an Arizona Public Records request. In the following years, UA dedicated at least $1.9 million to the Communist installation through various campus clubs and organizations, the records show. The figure is likely much higher because school officials claim they did not keep records of Confucius Institute funding or activities prior to 2012. Therefore, UA provided Judicial Watch with the most complete records available beginning January 2012 to September 2019.
Public University Gives Chinese Communists Funding, Exclusive Rights to Intellectual Concepts, Trademarks, Inventions
And also, get a load of what LeBron's new friends are doing:
Dummies. The Chinese would have paid them!
Isn’t Trump threatening to withhold funding from UA, unless they close their Confucius Institute, some of that eeeeevil “quid pro quo” that the Democrats keep screeching about?
IMPEACH HIM!!! /sarc
The Chinese are just copying what the Arabs did by creating all of these “Arabic Studies” departments with their oil money.
I wonder how many alumni of AU are carrying the weight of student loan debt that might have been reduced with $1.9 million allocated toward tuition and student housing costs.
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Well, I’d say that, but hell, this is probably the least of abuses as it relates to China.
We need to reassess what we have been doing and knock it the hell off.
Trump managed to get it shut down by threatening to withhold DOD funding from UA.
Man that guy is dialed in.
This is exactly the thing I want to see happen, to get university professors back toward at least 53 47 parity when it comes to political leanings.
There’s no reason whatsoever that is wholesome, that allows the Leftists to have 90% of the professor slots at our universities.
The same should apply to our k-12th grade schools.
Teachers should not be allowed to go negative on the U. S. in our education institutions.
The private sector can do that to a point.
University of Arizona is a public institution that was founded in 1885. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 35,233, University of Arizona’s ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #117. Its in-state tuition and fees are $12,467 (2019-20); out-of-state tuition and fees are $36,366 (2019-20).
It is a horrible university, having only a few science curricula worth the cost of tuition.
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