WSJ: FBI’s sweep of Chinese researchers leads to cat-and-mouse tactics
Tue September, 2020, Age: 3 years
FBI agents have questioned dozens of researchers this summer about their work and military affiliations. In recent weeks, the widening operation has triggered efforts by some suspects to evade authorities and led to the arrest of at least two researchers whose work is allegedly tied to China’s military development, according to court filings by prosecutors. As researchers with military backgrounds became targets this summer, Chinese diplomats warned some of them about the FBI sweep and urged them to wipe clean their electronic devices and social media chats, according to Justice Department filings in several of the cases.