Chinese university students are obliged to take a civic education course. Photo: EPA-EFE

NYU Shanghai’s Chinese students set to take compulsory ‘civic education’ course next month

  • Patriotic training mandatory for students born in mainland China
  • Last year’s syllabus included a trip to a martyrs’ cemetery and watching ‘socialist’ videos
Topic |   US-China relations

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Chinese university students are obliged to take a civic education course. Photo: EPA-EFE
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A Senate committee has said billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded research in the US has contributed to China’s rise. Photo: Xinhua

US failing to prevent China stealing research, congressional report says

  • FBI should be more effective in warning universities about Chinese economic and industrial espionage, it says
  • Agencies providing research grants and visas do too little to track recipients, while universities must be better at spotting conflicts of interest, it says
Topic |   US-China relations

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A Senate committee has said billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded research in the US has contributed to China’s rise. Photo: Xinhua
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