Understanding Connections Between China and U.S. Academia

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Current concerns regarding China's influence and intellectual property theft related to U.S. academia, government, and industry have driven debate across the country. U.S. responses have varied, from the China Initiative (focused on Chinese influence in academia and industry) to broad-scale economic sanctions against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). For stakeholders in academia, the risk of influence is high due to the connections to China through funding. A recent internal report by Internet 2.0 has revealed that the Chinese government has implemented a comprehensive strategy to infiltrate and influence U.S. academic institutions and technology research programs. It's important for stakeholders throughout...