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Three Out Of Four Directors At Cambridge University’s China Program Linked To Huawei

October 4th, 2021 13:41

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.