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Another professor arrested for hiding ties to China

An MIT professor has been arrested for hiding his extensive ties to the Chinese communist government, even as he took almost $20 million in grants from the Department of Energy.

According to prosecutors, Gang Chen, a mechanical engineering professor at MIT, has held various positions on behalf of the PRC aimed at promoting China’s technological and scientific capabilities. He allegedly shared his expertise directly with Chinese government officials, “often in exchange for financial compensation,” said prosecutors in the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston.

The Chinese consulate in New York allegedly requested that Chen, a naturalized U.S. citizen, act as an “overseas expert” for the PRC. He was also a member of two talent programs that the PRC has used to place Chinese students at American universities.

This is not the NASA scientist who pled guilty to similar charges yesterday.

It appears to me that the Trump Justice Department is trying to wrap up as many of its cases of academics spying for China as it can before Joe Biden takes over.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

 
The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.


He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

 
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4 comments

  • eddie willers

    It appears to me that the Trump Justice Department is trying to wrap up as many of its cases of academics spying for China as it can before Joe Biden takes over.

    Bingo!

  • pzatchok

    I can not even let the janitor see my paperwork and NASA lets these guys run around unchecked?

    Academia and scientists never believe that other academia and scientists can ever be evil.

  • Phill O

    pzatchok
    “Academia and scientists never believe that other academia and scientists can ever be evil.”

    The Bomb in my Backyard details how this Iraqi scientist got lots of info from American academia (and others) before they wised up. He indicated that it the “Boastful” nature of academic which gets them in trouble.

  • Max

    The new science cesar member of Biden’s cabinet will have the chinese patriots all pardoned and give them administrative positions in the spirit of international cooperation.

    Am I kidding?

    what Wikipedia says about the woman pardoned for blowing up people in the weather underground and an explosion in the White House.

    “Rosenberg was sentenced to 58 years’ imprisonment on the weapons and explosives charges. She spent 16 years in prison, during which she became a poet, author, and AIDS activist. Her sentence was commuted to time served by President Bill Clinton on January 20, 2001,[5] his final day in office
    “As of 2020, Rosenberg serves as vice chair of the board of directors of Thousand Currents, a non-profit foundation that sponsors the fundraising and does administrative work for the Black Lives Matterglobal network, among other clients.[24]”

    https://spectator.org/dont-pardon-violent-capitol-attackers-as-democrat-presidents-did/

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