Harvard lets students take CCP trip Research paper written by CCP propaganda front

National Pulse reported on May 21 that the Harvard Kennedy School, a graduate school focused on public policy and one of the most important institutions in the United States, and the China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF), have had a partnership in research for more than a decade, with both institutions organizing annual visits by Kennedy School students to China (in total). ) countries.

According to CUSEF’s Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) documents, CUSEF has begun “effectively disseminating positive information about the CCP to the media, key influencers and opinion leaders, and the general public.

A delegation of 18 Harvard Kennedy School graduate students spends 10 days a year on a “study tour of China,” according to one summary.

The delegation met with officials responsible for international affairs in the Communist Party’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Development and Reform Commission, held discussions with the Sichuan Foreign Friendship Association in Chengdu and the Shanghai Business Council in Shanghai, and visited the NIO Azera automobile company. In addition to meeting with Communist Party officials and state-run think tanks, schools and influential groups, delegation members revealed they also visited Huawei’s facilities.

This image appears in a brochure from the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation as U.S. students listen to a lecture by Professor Yu Keping, Dean of the Communist Party’s School of Government at Peking University.

This image shows students from the Kennedy School of Government meeting with Major General Yao Yunzhu of the Communist Army

The unearthed evidence was disclosed by the China-United States Exchange Foundation in Foreign Agent Registration (FARA) documents.

During the annual trip, members of the Harvard delegation also met with the Council of Friends of Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), another component of the Communist Party’s united front. The State Department described CPAFFC as seeking to “directly and maliciously influence” U.S. national and local leaders and “overtly an arm of the Chinese Communist Party.

The Kennedy School delegation met with the Director-Generalof the Department of American and Oceanian Affairs at the Friendship Association for Foreign Affairs during its 2019 visit.

This photo shows a Kennedy School delegation meeting with the vice president of the Chinese Communist Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries during their 2016 visit.

The China-United States Exchange Foundation and the Harvard Kennedy School have also collaborated on research reports.

A 2009 CUSF brochure described the Harvard Shared Vision Project, which included scholars from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Chinese Communist scholars from Peking University, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and the Shanghai Institute of International Studies.

The project culminated in a book, Power and Restraint, which “upholds the Foundation’s view that China and the United States can and must work together to improve mutual understanding in order to address the challenges that both countries face.”

To launch the book, the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation hosted an event in Washington, D.C., where Biden’s climate czar John Kerry, China-U.S. Exchange Foundation founder Jianhua Dong, and Harvard Kennedy School Dean David Ellwood were present and spoke.