It is hard to believe, but the modern Australian university could actually be indirectly helping the Communist Party of China, as incredible as that sounds, since very few Leftoids have been known to exist on Australian campuses:
“Dozens of partnerships between South Australian universities and Chinese institutions pose the threat that research could be used to undermine key defence projects, a report warns. There are ongoing top-level concerns about the Communist Party of China’s attempts to spy on the state’s warship and submarine programs. But the report, by The Australian Strategic Policy Institute, warns that at the same time, researchers might also be inadvertently helping the Chinese develop its military capabilities. It highlights the University of Adelaide and a 2016 project with the Aero Engine Corporation of China working on “superior rubber-based materials” for use in planes, cars and ships. The ASPI has created a website to track Chinese universities and their affiliations with the military, and is calling on universities and the Federal Government to protect themselves. The report’s author, Alex Joske, an analyst with ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre, says universities and governments must prevent any exploitation by rival militaries. The University of SA has 35 joint projects with China listed on its website, not all of which are active, while Flinders University lists 17, of which six are no longer active, and the University of Adelaide has 57, most of which are about educating Chinese students or in agriculture, medicine and engineering. A spokesman said no concerns had been raised about their researchers’ work. But Mr Joske argues funding pressures make universities more likely to enter partnerships that could compromise them, as the CCP pours billions into defence research. Universities have an obligation to “avoid recklessly harming human rights or national security”.