New Zealand media is reporting on the case of a university professor accused of making errors in her report on Chinese influence within the country’s university system. According to the Stuff report:
More than 100 academics and supporters of University of Canterbury (UC) professor Anne-Marie Brady have signed a letter calling for her employer to apologise and criticising its review of her work. Brady, a prominent researcher on China and its efforts to influence Western democracies, drew ire from her colleagues in July when she presented a paper as a supplementary submission to Parliament’s justice select committee. he paper, which Brady co-authored, discussed how Chinese companies and universities may be exploiting relationships with New Zealand counterparts to transfer technology useful to the Chinese military. Several academics from UC and other New Zealand universities complained about assertions in the paper. UC deputy vice-chancellor Ian Wright said the complainants cited “manifest errors of fact and misleading inferences”. The university was reviewing the matter. This week, a letter was published online in support of Brady and addressed to Wright and UC vice-chancellor Cheryl de la Rey. The 131 signatories included academics at New Zealand and foreign universities, many of them experts in Asia or international affairs, as well as researchers, journalists, military personnel and Labour MPs Clare Curran and Louisa Wall. The group, citing Stuff’s story, said it was “dismayed” to learn of the complaints against Brady, and the UC review.
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The Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) reported earlier on the awarding of what was described as a ”meaningless” UK academic qualification to a Hong King businessman tied to Chinese authorities.