DeSantis announces measures to combat ‘influence’ from China in tech, universities

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to extend previous efforts to limit the “influence” from China regarding data access and funding through proposed legislation and a new executive order.

During a press conference at Miami-Dade College Thursday, DeSantis said the executive order would “prohibit government entities from procuring technology commodities and services from companies owned by controlled by or domiciled in foreign countries of concern — which includes China.”

“It also includes Iran, Russia, Cuba, and other types of regimes that are hostile to American interests,” DeSantis said.

In addition, the governor offered legislative proposals for the 2023 session starting in March. He is currently on the campaign trail for reelection in the 2022 gubernatorial election.

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Micah Ward
Micah Ward
Micah Ward is a University Business staff writer. He recently earned his master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Alabama. He spent his time during graduate school working on his master’s thesis. He’s also a self-taught guitarist who loves playing folk-style music.

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