Gregory Fenves

UT Declines Funding from Chinese Communist Party-Linked Group

The University of Texas at Austin declined a financial donation from a Hong Kong-based foundation because of the group’s reported links to the Chinese Communist Party. College officials also voiced concerns the intention behind the monetary offering was to influence activities and academia at the flagship campus.

The University of Texas at Austin is the flagship of America’s wealthiest public university system. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)