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UK warns universities that China could steal secret technology – POLITICO

“It’s not about putting up barriers around entire institutions or fields of research,” Dowden said.

“However, it is fair to check who has access to the frontiers of research in the most sensitive disciplines.

“Similarly, we must ensure that the dependence of certain universities on foreign funding does not become a dependence by which they could be influenced, exploited, even coerced, or even find themselves vulnerable to the fallout of tensions increased geopolitics. »

A report released last year by the British parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee – which oversees the work of the country’s spy agencies – warned that British academic institutions “provide a rich feeding ground for China to to exert political influence in the United Kingdom and economic advantage over the United Kingdom.

But the cross-party committee said the government had failed to advise institutions on how to prevent intellectual property theft and coercion of individual academics.

He urged ministers to impose greater transparency on foreign donations to universities.

In response, the government stressed that the UK and China have “common objectives in the research and academic sectors”, but committed to “evaluating the measures currently in place and identifying what the government could or should do more.”


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Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe.Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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