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China-US Climate Collaboration Ended Due to Security Concerns
Texas A&M cited potential foreign interference when explaining why it shut down a jointly run modeling laboratory.
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China-US Climate Collaboration Ended Due to Security Concerns
China-US Climate Collaboration Ended Due to Security Concerns

Texas A&M cited potential foreign interference when explaining why it shut down a jointly run modeling laboratory.

Texas A&M cited potential foreign interference when explaining why it shut down a jointly run modeling laboratory.

ABOVE: © iStock.com, ShengYing Lin

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Department of Justice Ends Controversial China Initiative
Dan Robitzski | Feb 24, 2022
The Trump-era program targeted scientists in an effort to prevent China from accessing sensitive information from American research institutions.
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Harvard Chemist Found Guilty of Lying About Chinese Funding
Chloe Tenn | Dec 22, 2021
In a win for the US Department of Justice’s China Initiative, Charles Lieber was convicted of hiding his financial ties to China from federal agencies.
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US Moves to Drop Visa Fraud Charges Against Chinese Researchers
Annie Melchor | Jul 26, 2021
The scientists were arrested last summer for allegedly hiding or falsifying information about their affiliations with the Chinese military.
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Racial Profiling Concerns Amid Crackdown on Scholars’ China Ties
Diana Kwon | Sep 17, 2020
Several organizations suggest that a case against a University of Kansas professor is the latest example of the US government targeting researchers for their ethnicity.
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Foreign Researchers Accused of Hiding Links to Chinese Military
Amanda Heidt | Jul 24, 2020
Four Chinese nationals have been charged with visa fraud after revelations that they sent information on the layout of US labs and research carried out by colleagues back to China.
Prominent Harvard Chemist Arrested For Concealing Ties to China
Amy Schleunes | Jan 29, 2020
The Department of Justice also released the names of two Chinese researchers who allegedly acted against US interests.
US Government Considers Collecting Detained Immigrants’ DNA
Ashley Yeager | Oct 3, 2019
The Department of Justice plans to require cheek swabs at the border, with the data then entered in a national criminal database.
Chinese Scientist Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Rice-Smuggling Plot
Ashley Yeager | Apr 5, 2018
The researcher stole genetically modified seeds and planned to give them to a crop research institute in China, the US Justice Department says.
U.S. Alleges Iranian Cyber Theft at Research Universities
Jim Daley | Mar 26, 2018
The hacking involved data belonging to thousands of professors at 320 institutions worldwide.
BP to Pay $350 Million to Science
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 16, 2012
As part of a $4.5 billion settlement with the federal government over the catastrophic 2010 oil spill, BP will continue to fund research in the Gulf of Mexico.