China is back on the agenda in Westminster. Whether it's Boris's trip to India or a Beijing-based take-over of Newport Wafer Fab, it's hard to escape the flutter of the five-starred red flag. And there’s few signs of that abating any time soon, with leading US Senator Marco Rubio launching an attack this month on American universities that entered into financial arrangements with China-based entities, including those directly governed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). According to Rubio, such educational investment is 'all part of Beijing’s plan to overtake the United States as the world’s most powerful nation.'
Naturally, Steerpike wanted to find out just how much the CCP has invested at centres of higher learning here in the UK.