University Of Texas Under Fire For Working With Wuhan Laboratory
The Department of Education has launched an inquiry into links between the University of Texas and a Chinese laboratory that has been scrutinized over the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Education Department, the University of Texas reported 10 contracts with Huawei and 24 contracts with Chinese state-owned universities between 2014 and 2019, totaling to almost $13 million.
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) May 1, 2020
The Department of Education is probing the University of Texas System’s dealings with an infectious diseases laboratory in Wuhan, China.
The Wuhan lab is a suspected source of the coronavirus that has infected millions of people and killed hundreds of thousands. The virus has also prompted large-scale shutdowns of the world’s economy and initiated a global recession.
Federal investigators have requested the UT System hand over all documents related to contracts with the Wuhan Institute of Virology and researcher Shi Zhengli, who specializes in bats, according to The Wall Street Journal. The investigation is part of a broader effort to examine UT’s potential links to Beijing and about two-dozen Chinese state-owned companies, as well as with Zoom Communications’ CEO Eric Yuan.
UT is working on a reply to the Education Department’s request. Yuan has denied ever working personally with UT. More
The so-called “scientific collaboration” with China benefits only Beijing. It should haven never been allowed in the first place. Why would you collaborate with Commies?
— Dr. Common Sense 🇺🇸 🦅🇺🇸 (@TerryHoff2019) May 1, 2020
The Chinese have been infiltrating American academia for decades. It only makes sense that they would work with a Chinese lab. You can perform a lot more dramatic experiments when there are no enforced laws protecting individuals.
— American Patriot News Center (@RealAPNC) May 1, 2020