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Chinese Generals and Foreign Universities

VU International News and Reviews No. 123 November 03 2018

November 2018

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute has published an online analysis of how the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is expanding its research collaboration with universities outside of China. Since 2007, the PLA has sponsored more than 2,500 military scientists and engineers to study abroad and has developed relationships with researchers and institutions across the globe.

This collaboration is highest in the (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the US and UK (the “Five Eyes” countries) and Germany and Singapore. The report warns that relevant Chinese scientist not always declare their affiliation with the PLA when travelling to overseas partners and both the universities and the national governments concerned should be aware of the security considerations.

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