Are Australian universities putting our national security at risk by working with China?

I find it interesting that China is now the new bogeyman, Russia having lost their #1 position. I remember from my time at university in the UK in the 80’s that we had hundreds of Chinese engineering students studying nuclear physics. Thos same students are probably the ones working on nuclear power plants. Is that a bad thing?…:

Australia’s top universities could be aiding the Chinese Communist Party’s mission to develop mass surveillance and military technologies, amid rising concerns from Australian intelligence agencies that they are putting national security at risk.

A joint Four Corners-Background Briefing investigation has uncovered extensive collaborations between Australian universities and Chinese entities involved in Beijing’s increasingly global surveillance apparatus.

At least two of those companies and organisations have been blacklisted in the past week by the US Government, which concluded they were implicated in human rights abuses against China’s Muslim minorities.

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