Alert: China uses Academics and Students as Spies in the US

Chinese Communist People’s Party
“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War
China uses Academics and Students as Spies in the US. Espionage: Stealing innovations from the United States is a key part of the Chinese regime’s bid to become a global competitor in high tech.
* “Scoop: A University of Minnesota student has been arrested in China and sentenced to 6 months in prison for tweets he posted while he was based in the United States. The freshman had posted images on Twitter that satirized Chinese President Xi Jinping. The case represents a dramatic escalation of the Chinese government’s attempts to shut down free speech abroad, and a global expansion of a Chinese police campaign a year ago to track down Twitter users in China who posted content critical of the Chinese government.
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Stealing innovations from the United States is a key part of the Chinese regime’s bid to become a global competitor in high tech.
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The Recruitment Program for Innovative Talents (Long Term)
The Thousand Talents Plan or Thousand Talents Program was established in 2008 by the central government of China to recognize and recruit leading international experts in scientific research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. [espionage]
The Recruitment Program for Innovative Talents (Long Term) targets people under 55 years of age who are willing to work in China on a full-time basis, with full professorships or the equivalent in prestigious foreign universities and R&D institutes, or with senior titles from well-known …
A decade ago the Chinese government pledged to spend what would amount to more than $2 trillion today to reverse a longstanding brain drain to the developed world in a quest to dominate the technologies of the future. Chinese talent-plan funding, rather than simply omitting the information on forms. The FBI has historically pursued similar China-related cases only when they allegedly involved stealing trade secrets, more commonly in the corporate sector. But the agency recently began prosecuting people in academia—where much research is intended to be shared publicly—on lesser charges such as false statements or fraud.
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The arrested Harvard prof is tip of the iceberg.
Academics don’t always disclose the funding, adding to concerns about national security. When the Texas A&M system investigated how much Chinese money its faculty was getting, officials were astoundedover 100 were involved in Chinese talent recruitment plans. Only 5 disclosed.

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Statement Before the Senate Judiciary Committee
Washington, D.C.
December 12, 2018
China’s Non-Traditional Espionage Against the United States: The Threat and Potential Policy Responses
Statement for the Record
Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Feinstein, members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today, and thank you for highlighting the threat from Chinese espionage.

US intelligence accuses China of using student spies to steal secrets
at the direction of a high-level Chinese intelligence official, Ji allegedly attached background reports on eight US-based individuals who Beijing could target for potential recruitment as spies, according to a federal criminal complaint.Current and former intelligence officials, lawmakers and several experts told CNN that Beijing inserts spies into the 350,000 students China sends to the U.S. every year to undermine American industries and recruit more potential spies. “We assess that China’s intelligence services will exploit the openness of American society, especially academia and the scientific community, using a variety of means,” according to the intelligence community’s World Wide Threat Assessment released Tuesday.

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