UK media is reporting that Chinese tech giant Huawei has been accused of “infiltrating” Cambridge University’s China program as three out of four directors at the Cambridge Centre for Chinese Management (CCCM) have strong ties to the company. According to a Times investigation:
September 13, 2021 Huawei has been accused of “infiltrating” a Cambridge University research centre after most of its academics were found to have ties with the Chinese company. Three out of four of the directors at the Cambridge Centre for Chinese Management (CCCM) have ties to the company, and its so-called chief representative is a former senior Huawei vice-president who has been paid by the Chinese government. Critics said that the centre, a stone’s throw from Peterhouse, showed that Cambridge had allowed itself to be compromised by Huawei, the telecoms company with alleged links to the Chinese state.
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The Times investigation points out that the CCCM website until recently identified its chief representative in China as Yanping Hu, a former senior vice president at Huawei. The CCCM website subsequently removed all references to Hu.
Earlier this year, UK media reported that 20 leading universities collectively accepted more than £40 million in funding from Huawei and state-owned Chinese companies.