"pressure from China as it looks to finalise a lucrative Shanghai campus there."
As opposed to, say, a lucrative Shanghai campus in Bolsover.
An NYU professor is claiming that blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangchen, who staged a dramatic escape from house arrest and fled to the US, was given an iPad and iPhone loaded with spyware on his arrival at New York University last year. The self-trained lawyer was imprisoned and then held under house arrest for years after …
It isn't recent. Universities do it directly through building a campus or through partnerships with unis in the host country to foster relationships between the two countries. Most of those I'm familiar with focus on graduate studies where the student gets to advance their studies while living in a foreign country with a 'safe' factor and a touch of home. The students often go directly to work in the host countries as they are comfortable with the culture.
I figure the NSA doesn't need spyware, they can just tap his internet connection.
But then the same is true when he contacts people back in China, the Chinese can do what the Americans do.
Is it the CIA, and maybe they only have limited access to what the NSA has?
Or the CIA's Chinese counterpart?
Would the South Koreans or Japanese stoop this low?
We really need to know what spyware to know what to make of this.
He should have laughed and asked why he was being given fisher price toys for serious business!
Accepting "gifts", yeah they was nothing behind that. I'd have thought those intelligent enough to work for a uni would have more common sense.
Though I know that academia does not have any common sense. They specialise in a subject and are just as stupid as joe public outside that relm.
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