Chinese professor accused of spying by Belgium, barred from entering Schengen Area

The worrying part was its ability to “identify young and bright students with a potential to join the EU at a later stage” and to influence young European students with an uncritical, positive view about China, he said.

Chinese students’ applications to UK universities up by 30%

Applications from Chinese students to study at UK universities have gone up 30% since last year, with numbers exceeding those from Northern Ireland for the first time, according to official statistics.
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Is China stealing Tech from Europe?

China is facing an existential threat and therefore it needs to expand the military. This is why they created what has been called the String of Pearls strategy.

British Publisher Refuses China’s Censorship Demands, But Academia Still Likely To Suffer

Talk about a U-turn. On August 18, the Cambridge University Press (CUP), the world’s oldest publishing house, based in the UK, announced that it would purge more...

Cambridge University Press has removed 300 articles after China told it to

Cambridge University Press (CUP) has censored content in one of its journals - after Chinese authorities told it to. More than 300 articles and book...
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Academic freedom is precious – so why have UK universities sold out to China?

In 2018, UK researchers published 14,763 papers co-authored with Chinese researchers, some of them partly financed by the Huawei company, which the government now regards as too close to the Chinese state to be trusted with helping to build the UK’s 5G network.

China revenge set to devastate UK economy with bigger hit than Beijing-US trade war

CHINA's relations with the West continue to deteriorate with both the UK and the US at war with Beijing on cybersecurity, trade and rule of law - but the UK has more to lose than the US if China decides to retaliate.

How China lost central and eastern Europe

Central and eastern European countries used to be buoyant about benefiting from China’s economic largesse, but now – like the EU itself – many view Beijing as a threat.

Chinese fixer targets five UK Prime Ministers

New evidence of Beijing's infiltration of British Establishment as it emerges leading figure 'tasked with grooming foreign elites' met politicians including Boris Johnson, David...

UK universities comply with China’s internet restrictions

UK universities are testing a new online teaching link for students in China - which will require course materials to comply with Chinese restrictions on the internet.

US, Europe seek united front against China

The United States and the European Union have unexpectedly announced a new united front against China, setting up a top-level dialogue to be led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and EU foreign-policy chief Josep Borrell.

Analysts See Shift in EU’s Approach Toward Dealing With China

A videoconference summit this week between leaders from China and the European Union had a wide-ranging agenda including trade, climate change, cybersecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic, but it ended without agreements, or even a joint statement.  

The end of Europe’s Chinese dream

In a report published earlier this month, Andrew Small of the European Council on Foreign Relations argues that the EU’s engagement with China will henceforth have a new purpose: to structure the Sino-European relationship in a way that reduces Europe’s dependence on Chinese trade and investment.

Australia joins Canada and UK in condemning China’s move to ‘clearly undermine’ Hong Kong’s...

Australia has banded with the United Kingdom and Canada in describing China's plan to impose a strict national security law on Hong Kong as deeply concerning and undermining the city's autonomy.

The meaning of systemic rivalry: Europe and China beyond the pandemic

Beijing’s handling of the pandemic has changed long-standing European assumptions about its reliability as a crisis actor and its approach to the European project.