Trump administration weaponizing academia

The Business Leadership Building on the campus of the University of North Texas. UNT announced the expulsion of 15 researchers from China. Photo: Wikipedia As part of its ongoing efforts to preserve US international dominance and thwart China’s development as an important participant in global economic and political affairs, President Donald Trump’s administration has embarked on a campaign to weaponize American academia.

In a series of measures over recent months the government has been putting pressure on universities and other educational institutions to suppress academic freedom and inhibit intellectual exchanges and research by Chinese scholars and their American colleagues. Strategic approaches

On May 20, the White House issued a new policy document, “The United States Strategic Approach to the People’s Republic of China,” which set forth the administration’s radical anti-China views and outlined the ways in which the US would be seeking to isolate and undermine China in its pursuit […]


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