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MelissaB

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I'll say something that I suspect will be very unpopular here.

Chinese students have been stealing our info (science, technology, etc) and sending it back to China. I dislike Cotton immensely, but we need to address this national security issue.

I have 2 children and a husband in STEM fields. I went through some of my text messages and pulled up a few articles I have sent her over the last few months. Here they are.


Universities are forging ties with the FBI as US cracks down on foreign influence

Public institutes are responding to allegations of interference in research by foreign governments, especially China.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00646-9

Researcher at University Arrested for Wire Fraud and Making False Statements About Affiliation with a Chinese University
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/researcher-university-arrested-wire-fraud-and-making-false-statements-about-affiliation

US says suspect in Apple case had classified Patriot missile file from Raytheon
https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2019/12/08/says-suspect-apple-case-had-classified-patriot-missile-file-from-raytheon/RbRvWMzvo0Vq30nu5a9PfL/story.html

Raytheon engineer arrested for taking US missile defense secrets to China
https://qz.com/1795127/raytheon-engineer-arrested-for-taking-us-missile-defense-secrets-to-china/

"Dr. Charles Lieber, 60, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, was arrested this morning and charged"
https://www.justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/harvard-university-professor-and-two-chinese-nationals-charged-three-separate-china

"Unbeknownst to Harvard University, beginning in 2011, Lieber became a “Strategic Scientist” at
Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) in China"
https://twitter.com/a_team1983/status/1222210267221823489

Today's announcement by federal law enforcement is the culmination of cases where 1) A Harvard professor received thousands for China 2) A member of the PLA was at BU conducting US Military Research 3) A third arrested at Logan for smuggling vials of medical research.
https://twitter.com/Tom_Winter/status/1222207074752454662


The arrested Harvard prof is tip of the iceberg. When the Texas A&M system investigated how much Chinese money its faculty was getting, officials were astounded—over 100 were involved in Chinese talent recruitment plans. Only 5 disclosed.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-funding-of-u-s-researchers-raises-red-flags-11580428915

Judge mulls fate of US researcher who denies spying for China
https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/judge-mulls-fate-of-us-researcher-who-denies-spying-for-china

Amid rising spy concerns, 2 more Chinese students held after shooting photos at base

Key West visitors always flock to the town’s favorite tourist spots — Mallory Square, Duval Street, Ernest Hemingway’s home, and the Southernmost Point Buoy — to snap photos and record memories.

But apparently, not students visiting from China. For some reason, they seem to like taking pictures of military facilities in Key West.

The latest — a pair of Chinese nationals attending the University of Michigan — were arrested over the weekend and appeared in federal court in Key West on Monday on a charge of entering a U.S. Naval property for the purpose of photographing defense installations.

Since the fall of 2018, a total of four Chinese nationals have been arrested on charges of shooting pictures of military facilities in Key West, drawing the sharp interest of U.S. counterintelligence investigators who have been probing suspected Beijing-led spying activities in South Florida, including visitors to President Donald Trump’s private club, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach.

... snip

In a similar case, another Chinese student, Lyuyou Liao, was arrested the day after Christmas on a charge of entering the Truman Annex at the Naval Air Station for the purpose of photographing defense installations. In Liao’s case, several witnesses told police they watched Liao trespass onto the military property and warned him not to go there, according to another criminal affidavit. He was later stopped by federal agents who found photos on his cellphone of military facilities.

Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/florida-keys/article239010873.html#storylink=cpy






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