The Chinese embassy is denying claims spies are infiltrating universities in New Zealand, calling the accusations groundless and “pure hearsay,” RNZ reports. The embassy’s statement comes after three university lecturers in Chinese politics and history have spoken out about their classes being observed and sometimes photographed by unenrolled individuals. Meanwhile, New Zealand universities were working with universities in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, and Canada to ensure research was not being infiltrated or misused.