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US universities under pressure to keep Huawei at arm's length

Research money and talent at stake as Washington tightens oversight on corporate China

The Stanford University campus in California. The school is among the U.S. universities taking a more cautious approach to collaboration with Huawei Technologies.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- Frictions between Washington and Beijing have reached American academia as China hawks in the Trump administration and Congress increase scrutiny on Chinese companies' collaboration with U.S. universities and the exchange students who attend them.

The increased oversight, which includes looming rules on transferring technology abroad, poses a risk for U.S. schools as they seek to maintain their status as world leaders in research.

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