European Scientists Empowering China's Military - The Gatestone Institute – 08.07.22

Article by Judith Bergman


"Western universities need to understand that Chinese military scientists have only one client, and that is the People's Liberation Army." — Meia Nouwens, researcher at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Politiken, May 19, 2022.


"[T]here is an attempt to take as much knowledge as possible from our research communities back to China. In my home country, the Netherlands, there are researchers who have been working on artificial intelligence with Huawei instead of with NATO. It's the world turned upside down." — David van Weel, NATO's Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, Politiken, May 23, 2022


In one Danish case... a Chinese military engineer, saying that he came from a Chinese research institute that turned out to not exist, collaborated with Aalborg University in Denmark on advanced radar technology. The engineer was, instead, from the People's Liberation Army Information Engineering University.... The university did not take steps to vet the Chinese engineer's credentials. — Politiken, November 30, 2021


"If you look at... 40 years ago, [the CCP] had zero satellites... They had no ICBMs... They had no nuclear weapons... They had no navy.... Look at what they have today.... We're witnessing one of the largest shifts in global geostrategic power that the world has witnessed." — General Mark Milley, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, breakingdefense.com, November 4, 2021.


British universities have accepted £240 million from Chinese institutions, many with links to the military, including £60 million from institutions sanctioned by the US government for supplying the Chinese military with fighter jets, communications technology and missiles. In... just six years, the number of research collaborations between scientists in the UK and Chinese institutes with deep connections to the country's defense forces tripled to more than 1,000. — The Times, February 4, 2022.


One of the UK's "foremost" high-tech weapons experts, Professor Clive Woodley at Imperial College London – one of the British universities that has received the most funding from China -- had been freely working with China for years.... Most of Woodley's research has been funded by the Ministry of Defence.... He has advised the MoD about many of its key lethal systems." — David Rose, investigative journalist, Unherd, May 21, 2022.


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Pictured: The NUDT campus in in Changsha, Hunan Province, China. (Image source: Huangdan2060/Wikimedia Commons


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