The abrupt closure of the school’s local weather lab got here the identical month that Sen. Marco Rubio pressured universities to chop ties with a Chinese language establishment affiliated with A&M’s analysis.
By Kristoffer Tigue, Inside Local weather Information and Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle
HOUSTON—U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio in February mailed letters to 22 U.S. universities: Minimize ties with Chinese language establishments which have beforehand “ensnared” students in schemes to steal worthwhile info, he wrote. China’s army, he mentioned, is trying to accumulate and develop cutting-edge expertise, generally by means of theft below the guise of educational collaboration.