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Are you working with a Chinese defense university?

Are you working with a Chinese defense university? Photo credit: SupChina illustration by Derek Zheng Source: The Australian Strategic Policy Institute has a  new resource that tracks what is called “military-civil fusion” in Chinese universities . The trend of technically civilian universities in China becoming more involved in research used for military or security purposes has sped up in recent years, just as alarm have been raised about issues like China’s  racially discriminatory surveillance networks , and concern about China-originating cyberattacks has not abated. Researcher Alex Joske describes the extent of the problem this way: At least 15 civilian universities have been implicated in cyberattacks, illegal exports or espionage. China’s defence industry conglomerates are supervising agencies of nine universities and have sent thousands of their employees to train abroad. This raises questions for governments, universities and companies that collaborate wi