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22 November 2005

Chinese Spies at UW?

This post is long over due. With more and more reports coming in, it is becoming evident that Chinese students across the world are participating in espionage on many levels.

One report from Space Daily says that Chinese students in Europe are running an industrial spy ring.

The ring, the sources said, uses a group of students and internship seekers as a "front organization", with no obvious links to Chinese diplomats, and dozens of these agents are planted around northern Europe.

The report listed the Netherlands, Britain, Germany and France as places where the ring is operating and said that "it is trying today to plant moles in central

The reports spread beyond Europe. According to one defector in Australia, that country may have more than 1,000 Chinese spies alone, most of which are students.

Chen Yonglin, a Chinese diplomat who recently defected in Australia, claimed Beijing had as many as 1,000 spies in Australia alone.


China has sent 600,000 students overseas in the past 25 years as part of a conscious policy of developing its science, technology and business skills.


"It is very easy for Chinese companies or intelligence agencies to approach these students - who are often quite nationalistic - and get them to collect information that might be of either commercial or military interest," said Christian le Miere, Asia Editor of Jane's Country Risk.

The spy network is even more entrenched in America. According to the Epoch Times, there may be countless spies in America.

According to Xu Wenli, a pro-democracy advocate who was jailed for 12 years in China, the CCP actively recruits and sends students abroad to gather information for the government. Some of these students then move on to work for military and government contractors here in the U.S. all the while, gathering and sending information back to the CCP.

Now, I will beg the question, are there spies at UW Madison? The Chinese Government would be stupid not to send dozens here. UW has one of the best stem cell labs in the nation and is one of only a few dozen campuses with a nuclear reactor on it. With the expressed goal of collecting both industrial and military knowledge, it would make sense to steal UW work.

Furthermore, UW - Madison receives nearly 500 million dollars of federal funding and ranks in in the 10 ten for federal funding. There is a huge amount of research done at UW and there is nothing stopping a spy from working on, and copying lab results to send back to China, a nation that does not respect IP rights in the least.

So, what can be done? Here are my recommendations:

1. All foreign nationals at UW Madison should have to sign a pledge saying that they are not a spy and will not convey any sensitive information back to their home country. Any student that is found in violation to this pledge or refuses to sign it will not get a renewed student visa and will be sent from the country.

2. Certain labs (especially at the Graduate level) should require a background check that focuses on national ties and accesses security risks.

3. All foreign students should have to take a three credit "American History" course that emphasizes American accomplishments and contributions to the world (to broaden horizons).



Anonymous Anonymous said...

another steller post bob!

Tue Nov 22, 03:13:00 PM CST

Blogger Brad V said...

You raise some intriguing questions that few have yet been willing to ask.

Tue Nov 22, 09:48:00 PM CST

Blogger Bill said...


I think you should be required to take a course in the history of popular struggle against state oppression and Fascism. We could start with Mussolini & Hitler, their targetting of immigrants and left-wing activists, then talk about the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s and the struggle against Franco, move on to American expressions of Fascism like the KKK and the American Legion, and end with a discussion of real far-right racist groups that are active today, like the MinuteMen, the French National Front, and the British National Party.

Your proposal is blatantly Racist, to say the least. At some times in history, suggestions like this would have been coming from an openly Fascist Political Party -- blame the immigrants/Jews/Chinese/communists/some boogey-man for all our problems, and start scapegoating them with creeping police state policies.

You are not fighting for freedom, at all. You are fighting for an unbelievably totalitarian tryanny. I can only hope that people like you never get your way, for the sake of all that is free and just.

Oh, and if you want to talk about what America has contribued to the world, we could start with participation in the largest genocide in world history -- the mass murder of the indigenous tribes of North and South America, which took about as many lives as Stalin's gulags and Hitler's holocaust combined.

Thu Nov 24, 12:53:00 AM CST

Anonymous Ryan S said...

How dare you accuse America of committing autrocities on par with Stalin and Hitler? Your post is an attempt to denigrate our great republic that bases itself on the principles of democracy, an in its stead lift high the pedastal of Communism. I know you didn't write that, but I can read between the lines.

Thu Nov 24, 10:18:00 PM CST

Blogger Bill said...

How Dare I?

Because I think for myself, and question authority. Because I am not blinded by Nationalism - the religion of the State.

The United States is not a republic. It is an empire, and it is not based on democratic principles, not even close. Pulling a lever in a voting booth once every 2 or 4 years, in a highly sensationalized media-spectacle, driven by multi-million dollar corporate donors, for one of two candidates whose actual positions on the issues are indistinguishable from one another, IS NOT DEMOCRACY.

It is a fact that the murder of the indigenous tribes of North and South American is the largest genocide in world history. The United States Government participated in it, although it was by no means the only participant.

Fri Nov 25, 03:55:00 PM CST

Anonymous Jake said...

And the early colonialists engineered the smallpox virus too.

Sun Nov 27, 02:49:00 PM CST


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