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

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to prevent the People’s Republic of China from gaining undue influence. Credit: Getty Images

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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

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