Tom Cotton Calls For Criminal Charges Against Academics Who Take Money From China’s Communist Regime


The communist Chinese government is silencing its people. They covered up Coronavirus. And now Senator Tom Cotton wants to stop their influence in America’s education system.

According to Breitbart, Sen. Tom Cotton is officially recommending criminal charges against any academic or college professor who takes money from the communist Chinese government.

Cotton Targets Chinese Money

On Wednesday’s Fox Business show “Mornings with Maria,” Senator Tom Cotton said that it’s time to make it illegal for academics and college professors to accept money from the Chinese Communist Party or state-owned enterprises of China. Cotton says that it’s a matter of national security because China is a threat to intellectual property and national security in America.

Cotton says that the Chinese Communist Party is trying to bribe American educators to steal American technology, and it’s time for the American government to intervene, saying:

“The Chinese Communist Party continues its campaign of intellectual property theft and forced technology transfer. It is past time for us to insist this stop.”

Cotton says that the Trump administration and President Trump have been taking steps to make it illegal for China to interfere with American technology development. Cotton even suggested that it’s time to criminalize the payment of money to American professors and academics who are on the payroll of Communist China:

“The Trump administration and the president have been doing that in various ways. I’ve got legislation that would take more steps, as well. So, for instance, criminalizing the payment of money to American professors and academics who are on the payroll of the Chinese Communist Party or their state-owned enterprises.”

Cotton continued, saying that the laws right now aren’t harsh enough against Communist China, saying:

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“It’s the act of accepting the Chinese money, itself, that should be criminalized. There are other steps we can take, as well, to stand up for American companies that shouldn’t have to transfer their intellectual property to Chinese partners simply as a condition of doing business with Chinese consumers.”

Why Cotton Wants This

Cotton’s call for the criminalization of Chinese money comes just weeks after a University of Arkansas professor with ties to China was charged by the federal government for wire and passport fraud.

After the charges, Cotton called for stronger action against academics who take money from the Chinese government, saying:

“The Chinese Communist Party has long used American universities to conduct espionage on the United States. What’s worse is that their efforts exploit gaps in current law. It’s time for that to end.”

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19 Responses

  1. WH

    August 7, 2020 8:58 pm

    why do i NEVER hear GOP voices
    calling out or belittling corrupt dems.
    Rs have lost all ability to fight or win.
    Party no longer has a plan to WIN.
    Waay too soft.

  2. Marvin Standridge

    August 7, 2020 11:04 pm

    All of these crimes committed by politicians and professors and yet nothing is ever going to happen to them, so why write about it?

  3. P Lightfoot

    August 8, 2020 2:33 pm

    I think half of both parties are a bunch of pussies afraid to loose there lifetime jobs for doing nothing for the American people I’d love to have them in my squad for 1 week and I know they would fail in 2 days

  4. HowdyDooty

    August 10, 2020 2:25 pm

    Thank God our POTUS is standing up to the Communist Chinese, along with the Communist Demoncrap Party.
    It’s high time that our government wake up to what these people have been doing to our country.
    I got a picture of the arrests during the riots. Out of 40 or 50 mugshots, about 15 were professors or high school teachers.
    This behavior has to stop. I’m hoping the courts give each of them minimum 10 years for their roles in the riots.

  5. Mike

    August 18, 2020 11:08 am

    We should give MANDATORY courses on Communism and their oppression of people under their rule. No one can receive a diploma of any kind without receiving a minimum B grade and must submit a thesis on the value of Being a US American Before qualifying to vote. Kick out anyone who professes communism or its activities and jail time or expulsion from the US for anyone or entity taking money from foreign sources like Soros who should be forcefully removed from the US and granted no access to communicate his vile anti- American rhetoric.


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