Daily Caller: House Oversight Committee Republicans Announce Probe Into Chinese Infiltration Of American Colleges, Universities
Note: this article was originally published in the Daily Caller
Republicans on the House Oversight Committee on Monday announced a probe into the Chinese Communist Party’s investment in American colleges and universities.
“China has strategically invested in U.S. academia to attempt to steal confidential information and technology from U.S. companies, and even the U.S. government. Besides China peddling money for influence in U.S. institutions of higher education (IHE), China is restricting any research regarding the origins of COVID-19 that does not comport with CCP propaganda. To nations battling peak pandemic outbreaks, the CCP’s machinations undoubtedly hamper the global response to the pandemic,” the letter, which was sent to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, stated.
The letter was organized by the committee’s ranking member Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan who was joined by a number of Republicans, including Rep. Virginia Foxx, ranking member of the House Committee on Education and Labor Rep. Mac Thornberry, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee Rep. Mike Rogers, ranking member of the House Committee on Homeland Security Rep. Frank Lucas, ranking member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Rep. Devin Nunes, ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and Rep. Michael McCaul, ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.