Professors & Comrades

Professors & Comrades

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The CCP’s “Thousand Talents Program” has, for years, recruited U.S. scientists from American university campuses and research institutions in an effort to steal sensitive technology and intellectual property, according to the New York Times.

As documented in a Senate subcommittee report, the CCP paid over 7,000 U.S. scientists and other experts to provide important research and technology to the Chinese regime. Some of these academics, such as Harvard’s Charles Leiber, have recently been charged for failing to disclose foreign payments received and lying about participation. Once the program’s real objective gained visibility with U.S. media and lawmakers in 2020, the CCP began removing all “Thousand Talents Program” documentation online, although experts say the initiative remains very active on U.S. campuses.

References

  • U.S. Senate: China's Talent Recruitment Plans
  • New York Times: China’s Lavish Funds Lured U.S. Scientists. What Did It Get in Return?
  • The Epoch Times: CCP Removes All Traces of ‘Thousand Talents Program’ Online

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