The Chinese Communist Party Is Setting Up Cells at Universities Across America
Foreign Policy ^ | 18 April 2018 | Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
Posted on 4/19/2018, 10:23:25 AM by Army Air Corps
It’s a strategy to tighten ideological control. And it is happening around the world.
n July 2017, a group of nine Chinese students and faculty from Huazhong University of Science and Technology participating in a summer program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) formed a Chinese Communist Party branch on the third floor of Hopkins Hall, a campus dormitory.
The group held meetings to discuss party ideology, taking a group photo in front of a red flag emblazoned with a hammer and sickle, according to a July 2017 article and photos posted to the Huazhong University website. The students’ home institution had sent four teachers on the trip, directing them to set up the party cell to strengthen “ideological guidance” while the students were in the United States.
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