US aide claims some Chinese students may try to steal IP on behalf of Communist Party

State Department official warns Irish universities should remain vigilant against possible thieves among estimated 3,500 Chinese nationals studying here

9th August, 2020
US aide claims some Chinese students may try to steal IP on behalf of Communist Party
Robert Strayer, deputy assistant secretary for cyber and international communications and information policy at the US state department Picture: bbc.co.uk

Some Chinese students attending Irish universities may be seeking to steal valuable intellectual property on behalf of their government rather than genuinely studying here, a senior US Department of State official has claimed.

Robert Strayer, deputy assistant secretary for cyber and international communications and information policy at the US state department, said Irish universities should remain vigilant against the potential threat posed by students acting on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party.

He said Chinese...

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