Purdue’s Pres. Daniels Answers Chairman Krach’s Call by Condemning CCP’s Threat to Academic Freedom
Under Secretary of State Krach, who sent a letter to university presidents asking for help dealing with the threat to academic freedom posed by the CCP, praised Mitch Daniels statement to sanction students or Chinese entity that intimidates or colludes with foreign governments. Chairman of Purdue’s Tech Diplomacy Center, Keith Krach, joins Fox Business Dagen McDonald for a conversation about the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of a Purdue University student who openly praised the 1989 Tiananmen Square protestors and condemned the CCP’s repressive regime. Krach stated, “Good on Mitch Daniels” for standing up against CCP intimidation.
The student was followed and harassed by fellow Chinese students and reported back to Beijing. The student’s parents were then threatened by officers of China’s Ministry of State Security.
Krach praised Purdue University President, Mitch Daniels, for issuing a statement that “freedom of inquiry and expression,” is central to Purdue. Daniels took a hard line, warning that “Those seeking to deny those rights to others, let alone to collude with foreign governments in repressing, will need to pursue their education elsewhere.”
Krach also remarked on China’s pervasive efforts to expand their ideological reach within the US; ongoing genocide of ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang, and continuing China abuses of US capital markets.