Call for investigation as “close relationship” emerges between Cambridge Research Center and Huawei

Former Conservative leaders have asked the British government to investigate Britain’s dependence on China, as the University of Cambridge research center allegedly “sneaked” into China’s tech giant Huawei.

Talk to London Times On Sunday, Sir Iain Duncan Smith said British universities were “too dependent on Chinese money” and Cambridge was “one of the worst criminals.”

The Senior Tories have urged the government to begin an urgent investigation into “Britain’s dependence on China across various institutions and businesses.”

His comment came after the newspaper reported that the chief representative of the Cambridge Center for Chinese Management (CCCM) and three of the four directors were associated with Huawei.

According to The Times, information about Yanping Hu, listed as CCCM’s top representative, has been removed from the CCCM website in response to a newspaper inquiry.

NS Page cacheHuawei, archived on August 17, said he was head of the Huawei Management Engineering Group, director of the Huawei Corporate Change Committee, director of the Huawei Organization Department, and vice president of Huawei University before becoming Huawei’s SVP. I am.

In the Chinese version of this page, Hu is the CEO of Hua Ying Management, which is affiliated with Huawei, along with Huawei and other affiliates.Washington Entity List “It poses a significant risk of engaging in activities that are contrary to the interests of US national security or foreign policy.”

This page also boasted Hu’s confidence as an “expert who enjoys special benefits from the state legislature.”

Tian Tao, one of CCCM’s four directors, is a senior advisor to Huawei Technologies and a close friend of Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei.

Chinese version of CCCM website He also stated that it is CCCM’s role and “historical mission” to document, integrate, disseminate and contribute to the development and management of Chinese companies.

Johnny Patterson, co-founder and policy director of the human rights NGO Hong Kong Watch, said the relationship between the university and the Chinese Communist Party had a serious impact.

“The relationship between Huawei and the Chinese government is not a secret. The research center seems to have been invaded by Huawei, and the university definitely needs to investigate it,” Patterson told The Times.

“The close ties between Huawei and the University of Cambridge have serious national security and moral implications,” he added.

A spokesman for the University of Cambridge said his relationship with the university was in line with government guidelines.

CCCM is “a business management program focused on China’s business practices, which is why it engages with various sectors of the Chinese economy, including technology companies,” a spokesman said in a statement.

“The University of Cambridge has a robust system for reviewing all strategic relationships and rigorous protocols for engaging with any company. The relationship between the university and domestic or foreign companies is determined by the UK Government. It strictly complies with the guidelines. “

Neither Huawei nor the UK Government responded to requests for comment by the time of publication.

Lily Zhou

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