lørdag 19. januar 2019

Oxford University suspends donor ties with Chinese tech giant Huawei as national security fears mount

Oxford University will suspend all new research grants and donations from Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant accused of posing national security threats around the world. In an email sent to its computer science doctoral students, the university said the Committee to Review Donations – part of the university’s Council Secretariat – made the decision last week.

“The [committee] met last week and have decided to suspend Huawei as an approved gift donor/research sponsor,” it said. “This decision will be revisited by the committee in 3-6 months and does not impact existing donations or research projects which have already been agreed and signed, and are in progress.”