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1/N This year's US-China Forum @UChicago was hosted by @BeckerFriedman w/ theme "China's role in the global economy". I was glad to attend it at my alma mater, but am very disappointed by the glaring omission of human rights from the convo,& deeply troubled by CUSEF's role in it.
2/N CUSEF, China-US Exchange Foundation, is a registered foreign agent in US with deep ties to the Chinese Communist Party's overseas influence operation i.e. the united front. In Jan 2018, UT-Austin rejected CUSEF funding over concerns of academic freedom insidehighered.com/news/2018/01/1…
3/N According to @BeckerFriedman leadership, CUSEF's role in #USChinaForum2018 was not only funding, but very much part of the intellectual process, incl. "suggesting and facilitating speakers from China". CUSEF spent over $1m lobbying Congress in '16&'17: foreignpolicy.com/2017/11/28/thi…
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