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Harvard, Yale Failed to Report Millions in Chinese Funding

Harvard, Yale Failed to Report Millions in Chinese Funding

A new investigation underway at the Department of Education seeks to determine how much money Ivy League schools are receiving from foreign sources such as China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia.

By law, universities are required to report any gifts or contracts with foreign sources worth $250,000 or more.

In 2019, a Senate investigation found that up to 70% of universities failed to report foreign contracts to the tune of $6.5 billion. Yale alone failed to report $375 million in foreign funding between 2014 and 2017.

Last month, a Harvard chemistry professor was arrested after he lied about receiving millions of dollars in funding from China. The US had already given him $15 million for his research.

Trump Administration officials worry that China and other governments are using money and collaborative research projects to infiltrate American academia, with the objective of spreading propaganda and obtaining knowledge that could give them a scientific or military advantage over the US.

As officials have pointed out, the large amounts of foreign money flowing into Harvard and Yale have had no effect on tuition costs.

“This is about transparency. If colleges and universities are accepting foreign money and gifts, their students, donors, and taxpayers deserve to know how much and from whom,” argues Education Sec. Betsy DeVos. “Unfortunately, the more we dig, the more we find that too many are underreporting or not reporting at all…We will continue to hold colleges and universities accountable and work with them to ensure their reporting is full, accurate, and transparent as required by the law.”

Since July, the Department’s efforts have prompted the reporting of more than $6 billion in previously undisclosed foreign funds from Qatar, China, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and others.

Editor’s note: China has long targeted our Universities in order to steal cutting edge research. The Chinese have hundreds of thousands of students here.  They have also purchased colleges near leading Universities as cover for their intelligence officers.  This is a serious attack.

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  1. Carabec

    All the Democrat Candidates are Albatrosses around the neck of the Democrat Party of Death and Degradation! The Democrats are still,on Suicide watch after the Impeachment Fiasco! Good Riddence!

  2. David Barron

    This seems to be an easy fix. All we do is say if they are found in noncompliance they first lose their tax exempt status and must pay tax on every dollar received. Secondly, every employee of that college involved with the noncompliance will be fined a minimum of 100% of the monies received plus 10% more.
    Then let them have their field day getting foreign money, and letting foreigners take our students places in the universities. Americans should always be first in America just as every other country gives priority to their own citizens.

  3. Robert Cottrell

    The communist plan always was to take our country within, why the hell did our government not stop this from the start? Someone is not doing their job there to dam busy trying to screw over the best president we ever had, which is Donald J. Trump. We have to get rid of these left ideas planted in our children’s heads. At least he is trying to drain this swamp of infested communist. He needs support or this country is doomed.

    • Nathan Bedford Forest

      When your family members start dying from the coronavirus remember it was the Harvard Chemistry professor that gsve a sample of the virus to the Chinese military who then developed the strsin at their bio lab in Wuhan. It then was released onto the population there and the rest is history. America, you have 90-120 days before it hits here and kills tens of millions. You heard it here first.

  4. Carp;

    That explains why our universities have become a hotbed of sick leftist anti-American behavior. They are trying to brainwash our youth. We must not allow it to happen. We should not allow these foreign countries to donate to our universities.

  5. James J. McDade

    Take everything away from them, their money and their accreditation. Ban them for life from performing as Universities, Colleges and/or Schools of any form. Sounds radical I know, however, it is time to make examples of the criminals.