Under fire China specialist Professor Anne-Marie Brady says there was nothing to justify the “gagging order” she faced after raising concerns about ties between New Zealand academics and Chinese universities.
Several universities and academics complained about material Brady included in a paper entitled Holding a Pen in One Hand, Gripping a Gun in the Other: China’s Exploitation of Civilian Channels for Military Purposes in New Zealand.
In response, UC started a review and sought advice from two qualified external advisors.
Announcing the results of the review on Friday, UC said it had dismissed the complaints against Brady and that she and her co-authors met the responsibilities of UC’s policy and the Education Act 1989. The committee noted Brady’s work was based on a lengthy period of research and cited extensively from other sources. Read more…..
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Corin Dann interviews China expert Professor Anne-Marie Brady on foreign influence in our political process.