Nature: U.S. investigations of Chinese scientists expand focus to military ties
Tue September, 2020, Age: 3 years
In the wake of President Donald Trump’s 2018 China Initiative, aimed at stopping the theft of knowledge and technology from U.S.-based companies and laboratories, the Department of Justice and FBI have expanded their scrutiny of researchers’ links to the PLA. This shift has been demonstrated by a series of arrests of a handful of Chinese scientists who allegedly hid ties they had to China’s military on visa applications. However, the lack of concrete information from US authorities has triggered concerns that some scientists might be unfairly accused of espionage.