Marco Rubio: China threat to college campuses not 'traditional espionage'

  • Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) addressed the China threat to American colleges in a recent virtual town hall.
  • Rubio urged colleges to be vigilant when it comes to maintaining connections with the Communist Party.

In a recent virtual town hall hosted by the Leadership Institute and Campus Reform, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) confronted the China threat on American college campuses, including the presence of Confucius Institutes and the growing number of professors and researchers arrested over their alleged ties to the Communist country. 

Rubio, one of the senate's most outspoken critics of China, urged viewers to remain vigilant when it comes to China. He specifically warned against Confucius Institutes, which he said "runs contrary to everything we say university campuses should be about.”



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