Is China infiltrating America’s university system?
According to a Wall Street Journal report by Aruna Viswanatha and Kate O’Keeffe, China has deeply penetrated U.S. universities.
The Texas A&M University System discovered that the Chinese government was funding more than 100 of its faculty members.
The A&M staff were involved in a Chinese talent-recruitment program, although 5 of these faculty members revealed their involvement.
A plant pathologist at the Texas system, informed officials that the researchers received an offer of $250,000 in compensation and more than $1 million in seed money to start a lab in China by joining one of its talent programs.
The researcher ended up rejecting the offer.
The recent arrest of a renowned Harvard University professor earlier this week for allegedly hiding more than $2 million in Chinese funding demonstrated how determined the Chinese are in poaching talent from America.
This funding only scratches the surface. Ten years ago the Chinese government vowed to spend over $2 trillion to stop a prolonged brain drain to the developed world. This is designed to dominate the technology sector in the future.
According to Kevin Gamache, the Texas system’s leading research security officer, all of the targeted researchers in the Texas A&M system are employed in fields that Beijing identifies as strategic priorities for scientific advancement. “We don’t see the same offers for English majors,” Gamache said.
Beijing has denied any effort to steal U.S. scientific research. Chinese state media argues that the U.S. is using intellectual-property theft accusations for political purposes.
Charles Lieber purportedly signed a contract with Chinese partners where he was being paid $50,000 monthly, on top of $150,000 annually for personal expenses.
Lieber received more than $1.5 million to set up a research lab at the Wuhan University of Technology, according to prosecutors.
Southern Baptist Convention Reverses Course on Name Change After BLP Reporting
They say they’re not changing their name.
The Southern Baptist Convention has sought to dispel reporting from Big League Politics on the organization’s planned name change, arguing that the institution isn’t formally changing its name.
To correct multiple inaccurate reports, “We Are Great Commission Baptists” is the 2021 Annual Meeting THEME.
The GCB descriptor was approved in 2012 for churches to use if it would be helpful in their local context.
The Southern Baptist Convention remains our official name.
— SBC Executive Committee (@SBCExecComm) September 17, 2020
But a close look at the American Christian church’s plans relating to its name reveal that it’s played with the idea far more seriously than they’re making it seem.
Reports of a name change first emerged in a Washington Post article published on Tuesday. SBC President JD Greear told the Post that “hundreds of churches” affiliated with the denomination had “committed” to using the phrase “Great Commission Baptist” as an alternative to the denomination’s longtime moniker. The change would come as Greear touts his support of the Black Lives Matter, although he’s been careful in pointing out he doesn’t support any formal organization related to the movement. Greear also is renaming the church he personally pastors with the term.
The SBC’s 2021 convention will also organize under the motto of “We Are Great Commission Baptists.” Sounds a lot like a name change, even if the SBC’s leadership is steadfastly maintaining it isn’t.
The name ‘Great Commission Baptist’ is theologically sound in the Christian religion, but it’s somewhat questionable that the organization’s leader appears to be emphasizing it at a moment in which political correctness is making its entryism into many Christian churches and organizations.
It seems as if the organization’s figurehead is keen to present himself as a liberal-style suburban Evangelical to the Washington Post, but he changed his tune quite quickly when the rank and file membership of Southern Baptist churches learned that he was promoting the idea of a name change.
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