The University of Texas at Austin has banned all funding from former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa’s China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF), which is based in Hong Kong. Photo: Handout

University of Texas at Austin rejects funding from Hong Kong-based foundation, citing its links to Communist Party

UT-Austin says it will not take money from ex-Hong Kong chief executive Tung Chee-hwa’s China-United States Exchange Foundation, with Republican senator Ted Cruz saying the outfit could ‘disseminate PRC propaganda within’ the school

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The University of Texas at Austin has banned all funding from former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa’s China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF), which is based in Hong Kong. Photo: Handout
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Jeffie Lam

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung joined the Post in 2017 and reports for the Hong Kong desk on local politics and Hong Kong-mainland issues. Prior to joining the Post, she covered Hong Kong politics and social policies for more than six years for different media outlets.