Published On: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021
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Calls for Investigation as ‘Close Ties’ Emerge Between Huawei, Cambridge Research Centeron September 14, 2021 at 2:42 pm

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A former Conservative Party leader has called on the UK government to investigate the country’s dependency on China as a research center of Cambridge University is alleged to have been “infiltrated” by Chinese tech giant Huawei. Speaking to The Times of London on Sept. 12, Sir Iain Duncan Smith said universities in the UK are “far too dependent on Chinese money,” with Cambridge being “one of the worst offenders.” The senior Tory urged the government to set up an urgent inquiry into “the UK’s dependency on China across a range of institutions and companies.” Smith’s comments come after the newspaper reported that the chief representative and three out of four of the directors at the Cambridge Centre for Chinese Management (CCCM) have ties to Huawei. The Times reported that the information about Yanping Hu, who was listed as the chief representative of the CCCM, was removed from the CCCM website following inquiries …

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