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Spies in Bristol? Not as daft as you might think

It was very obvious in 2020 when the Chinese population of Bristol left. Because, quite simply, it became very rare to see anyone with a Chinese or Japanese face. Which are characteristically different from the Caucasian one.

Lot of building works, and then new flashy students accommodation opened.

The Times has this morning (13/09) reported claims that the Chinese tech company Huawei has successfully ‘infiltrated’ a research centre at the University of Cambridge. It is suggested that three of the four directors at the Cambridge Centre for Chinese Management (CCCM) have ties to the Chinese tech firm; and, the centre’s so-called chief representative, Yanping Hu, is supposedly a former senior Huawei vice-president.

In particular, the Times reports that Hu is “entitled to a special allowance” from the Chinese State Council. Purportedly described on the Chinese version of the CCCM’s website as head of Huawei’s Hua Ying Management training centre, the University of Cambridge denied Hu’s involvement in CCCM, a department in the Cambridge Judge Business School, in response to a Freedom of Information request by the Times, claiming that he is not currently providing services or resources to them and has never done so.

The Times claims that all references to Hu have been removed from CCCM’s website since they approached the University.

Is it unreasonable, to wonder, just how much has been traded off, in terms of research and intellectual property, to China, and plausible even, that Bristol University may be vulnerable to Chinese Government spying.

The planning officer who passed the third building for students within 0.5 miles of my flat said, “I don’t think there will be an over concentration of students in St Pauls”.

It’s worrying that the individuals weighing up the pros and cons for approving developer plans are either stupid or CARELESS and stupid to the security risks, of it being brought up by China.

We desperately need more funding, and not to ignore risks to security of our research at Bristol university, if we keep welcoming the higher fee paying students.

A screenshot of an article which ran in Bristol Post in October 2017.

https://www.canvas-student.com/locations/united-kingdom/bristol/bristol/

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/call-student-flat-landlords-who-703965

https://www.varsity.co.uk/news/21999

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/city-council-university-st-pauls-3785205

Local councillor Mike Davies said: “I don’t want this development to happen, the community doesn’t want this to happen.”

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Swift fight with Scooter

Scooter Braun who manages Justin Beiber has a back story with Taylor Swift. Starting when he sold her first 6 albums in a deal which suited him and his investors in 2005.

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A Taylor lookalike explains using a flow diagram that Scooter’s business deal ……which had more in it for investors than her,…. is about to be thrown back in his face…but subtly. … … see washing machine in top left corner …. which will be used to wash Scooter out of her future business as a recording artist.

He also manages Ariana and had purchased Big Machine, the record label which previously had Taylor Swift signed with it.

Now Tay Tay has access to capital that she could use to buy the label. And she’s using her recent success and status to have a dig at Scooter who she perceives fits into the typecast ‘male of the industry’ who grew too powerful and rich.

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An early demo tape sent in by the star before she was discovered by Big Machine….Photo by Stas Knop on Pexels.com

She might even throw a final glance in his direction, but not for long as she’s likely to consider re-recording the first 6 albums. So they can have a release separate from Scooter’s early business deal.

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She won’t even be trying to get back together with him, as her hit song also says.