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May 20, 2022

Cracking Down on Illegal Ties to China

David Acevedo

UPDATED: A repository of 50 professors, higher ed administrators, students, and government researchers in America who have been investigated or charged for illegal ties to China.

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March 3, 2022

Department of Justice Announces the End of the China Initiative

Marina Ziemnick

If we can’t even bring ourselves to speak China’s name for fear of offending the powers that be, what hope do we have of countering its attacks? 

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December 22, 2021

One Less Talent for China: The Rise and Fall of Charles Lieber

Marina Ziemnick

We must be vigilant in tracking and stopping the flow of American research to China. Charles Lieber’s conviction is a step in the right direction, but it is by no means the end of the fight.

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October 20, 2021

How Can State Legislatures Counter Chinese Influence in American Higher Education?

Rachelle Peterson

This written testimony by NAS Senior Research Fellow Rachelle Peterson focuses on the CCP's continual influence on American higher ed, as well as what state legislatures can do about it.

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June 15, 2021

Florida Turns Up the Heat on Foreign Influence

David Acevedo

Last week, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a pair of bills targeting malign foreign influence in Florida higher education—House Bill 7017 and House Bill 1523.

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June 1, 2021

Rubio Moves to Confront China, Senate Votes “Nay”

David Acevedo

When will federal lawmakers get serious about protecting American research?

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March 31, 2021

China's Confucius Institutes Might Be Closing, But They Succeeded

Rachelle Peterson

The United States is headed toward a post-Confucius Institute world. The CCP knows that and is prepared. Meanwhile, Chinese government influence is appearing under new guises.

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March 23, 2021

Confucius Institutes Get a Makeover

David Acevedo

The Chinese Communist Party is rebranding Confucius Institutes, an evasive ploy meant to avoid the public eye and continue exerting its soft power on American campuses.

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February 2, 2021

President Biden and Foreign Influence in Higher Ed

David Acevedo

In a new article for The Federalist, Rachelle Peterson enumerates the specific dangers coming from the CCP and offers to the Biden administration five recommendations for continued reforms.

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January 9, 2021

Turning a Blind Eye to Chinese Malfeasance Does Not Advance Justice

David Acevedo

An open letter from three organizations to President-elect Biden urges him to end the DoJ's China Initiative, denouncing it as racist. This will lead to less justice, not more.

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