Espionage

Trump Administration Sounds Alarm on Chinese Efforts to Infiltrate Academia

The Clarion Project’s new documentary Covert Cash: What American Universities Don’t Want You to Know About Their Foreign Funding tracks the large sums of money flowing into American schools from “corrupt regimes who actively work against American interests” and boast human rights records that “clash with every American value we hold sacred.” Prominent among those troubling sources of funding is Communist China.

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS - MARCH 23: The Harvard University campus is shown on March 23, 2020 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Students were required to be out of their dorms no later than March 15 and finish the rest of the semester online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty …