This article will shed light on the intimate ties that Harvard University shares with China which has doled out billions of dollars for the University. We will also look at why Harvard has emerged as the world’s leading higher education hub for the Chinese Communist order.
Harvard University is the favourite and go-to University for Chinese President Xi Jinping. Let’s understand why.
This is Xi Mingzhe. She is the only daughter of Jinping and lovingly referred to as the Princess of China. Which university did she go to? Harvard University.
Xi Mingzhe was enrolled at Harvard University under a pseudonym and was protected by bodyguards at all times. She did her undergraduate degree and then returned to complete her post graduate degree. Mingzhe was the reason why Xinping started a romance with Harvard University.
For his daughter, Chinese President Xi Jinping started frequenting the University. Sometimes the visits were private but sometimes it was an official affair. He became closely connected with Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow and his wife Adele Fleet Bacow.
This picture shows Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow and his wife, Adele Fleet Bacow being received by the Chinese President at The Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 20, 2019. It is to be noted that both Bacow and his wife tested positive for COVID-19 as early as March 24 this year.
Harvard was slowly turned into a growing hub for Chinese students.
Let us look at student visa data of 2018. As many as 368,073 Chinese students came to US colleges and Universities. From this pool, Harvard was home to approximately 1,301 Chinese students.
USA was caught napping till the sheer volume of money started leaving trails everywhere. When the aid to Harvard crossed the amount of foreign aid USA doles out to countries like Pakistan, it alarmed them. State education department flagged the transactions at Harvard University.
In February 2020, USA declared that they are launching an investigation specifically into Harvard and Yale, as they have received 6.5 billion dollars from China and UAE. So, the Saudis entered into the picture too. Do you think China is so foolish that it will gift billions to Harvard and Yale without any collateral? As it turns out, China had realised that the world’s most brilliant minds teach there. It started approaching senior faculties and again kept millions of dollars on the table.
China started a secret recruitment programme at Harvard. They bribed and recruited senior faculty members. With millions of dollars, it started outsourcing research topics to the faculties. The lab and brains were from the US but they were essentially working for Chinese interests.
China has set up its academic base at Harvard University right under the nose of US Government. Today, Harvard University and China are partnering on several research programmes, including a vaccine against COVID-19.
The Harvard Gazette claims that China has donated $115 million to Harvard for research on COVID-19.
To know how Harvard is being used by China for its own benefit, take a look at The Harvard-China Project where China’s Tsinghua University (known as the Harvard of China) is directly involved with several schools at Harvard.
China has set up a ‘Spy Ring’ at Harvard. It sends its spies disguised as students. These spies are specifically trained to steal intellectual property and research documents from the university labs and then send them back to China, reports Reuters.
Today, scientists from across Ivy league universities in the USA are under surveillance for spying for China and stealing of intellectual property. According to Boston Magazine article, a nationwide programme was launched by the Justice Department to stop this spy ring.
USA has come down hard on China for theft of intellectual property. USA terms this as a theft to the tune of billions of dollars. Here’s former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explaining how much USA is rattled. Pompeo was head of CIA till 2018.
USA has come down hard on China for theft of intellectual property. USA terms this as a theft to the tune of billions of dollars. Here's former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explaining how much USA is rattled.
Don't forget Pompeo was head of CIA till 2018pic.twitter.com/RnXo1hE4nk
— Soumyadipta (@Soumyadipta) June 14, 2020
Bribery and inducing corrupt practices is a standard practice in China. Scores of PR managers are used to bribe journalists. In this blog, a young PR person writes about how that practice works inside China. But the problem is that these same methods won’t work outside China.
- Chinese students are under the scanner for spying.
- US nationals (read Scientists) are wary to work on Chinese scientific projects.
- Chinese money is being tracked.
- Trump is attacking China frequently.
- China’s image is in the dumps
Since the Chinese cannot get the job done anymore, they have allegedly turned to Indians to work for them. Indian Communists have always been sympathetic to the Chinese but have never got any importance. But post COVID-19, the scenarios have changed. China now needs Indian communists.
How does China get its work done by foreigners? They cherrypick the communists from different countries and put them at positions of power at institutions that they control indirectly. For instance, rules were flouted to make Dr. Tedros the Director General of WHO.
Apparently, Bharat is part of a global Chinese recruitment programme which ropes in scientists, journalists and students from across the world and then brings them to the US.
(This article has been compiled from the tweet thread of @Soumyadipta)
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