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Universities Push Back On FBI Request To Monitor Chinese-Sponsored Students

June 29, 2019

FBI officials have advised at least 10 American universities since 2018 to monitor certain Chinese nationals amid fears that Chinese propaganda is seeping into U.S. academia.

 

But administrators of the institutions the FBI briefed, which are member schools of the Association of American Universities (AAU), have pushed back on the FBI’s non-mandatory advice due to their skepticism of the threat posed by visiting Chinese students and scholars affiliated with Chinese state-affiliated research institutions, NPR reported Friday.

 

“We are being asked what processes are in place to know what labs they are working at or what information they are being exposed to,” Fred Cate, vice president of research at Indiana University, told NPR. “It’s not a question of just looking for suspicious behavior — it’s actually really targeting specific countries and the people from those countries.”

 

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