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U.S. prosecutors recommend dropping case against MIT professor over China ties -source​


Prosecutors have recommended that the U.S. Justice Department drop charges against a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor accused of concealing his ties to China when seeking federal grant money, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.

Federal prosecutors in Boston decided to seek dismissal of the case against Chinese-born mechanical engineer and nanotechnologist Gang Chen. It was the latest setback for a crackdown on Chinese influence within U.S. research.


Boston prosecutors recommended the case's dismissal in recent weeks based on new information, the person said, adding the Justice Department has not made a final decision.

He was accused of failing to disclose, among other things, that he served as an "overseas expert" to the Chinese government and sat on the advisory board of Shenzhen's Southern University of Science and Technology, or SUSTech, when applying for a U.S. Department of Energy grant.


But Brian Kelly, a lawyer for Chen at Nixon Peabody, has said last week that "nothing significant was omitted on his application and several of the government's allegations were simply wrong."

MIT President Rafael Reif
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its $25 million collaboration SUSTech as furthering MIT's research mission. Faculty in a
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rallied around Chen, saying the case against him vilified normal research activities.


Kelly and co-counsel Rob Fisher had no comment on Friday. MIT declined to comment. Wyn Hornbuckle, a Justice Department spokesperson, had no comment on Chen's case.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the recommendation.

Chen was charged in January 2021 as part of the department's "China Initiative," launched during former President Donald Trump's administration to counter suspected Chinese economic espionage and research theft.


Targets included university researchers. A Harvard professor, Charles
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of lying about his ties to a China-run recruitment program. He is expected to appeal.

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the initiative chilled academic research and targeted Chinese researchers through racial profiling. And despite the Harvard win, several other cases have faltered.

A Tennessee professor was acquitted by a judge last year following a mistrial, and prosecutors dropped charges against six other researchers.


President Joe Biden's administration has continued the initiative, though Hornbuckle said the Justice Department is reviewing its approach, a review that should be completed in the coming weeks.

Rachael Rollins, newly appointed U.S. attorney in Massachusetts, during a meeting with reporters on Thursday would not address whether prosecutors should stop bringing China Initiative cases.

But she said "the government will always look to see whether we can prove our case at various points."

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Recruiting overseas talent is good when the perpetrators are the US and their stooges. When China does the same the it's theft and time for racial based lawfare a la 'China Initiative' strengthened by outlets like Reuters and WSJ who chill for the US as stenographers so ignore the tone.
 

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The world towards China is full of malice and danger. Even in countries that do not have a conflict of interest with China, many of their people hate China and are willing to hurt the Chinese if they get a chance because they trust the propaganda from the West. The lie repeated thousands of times also becomes the truth

Yan Xuetong did not try to persuade Westerners to stop thinking "China is evil". But he tries to convince people to think "Gen Z is evil"

Its not all the west that is evil. America though is objectively a more evil country than even Nazi Germany. If you think the holocaust was bad against the Jews, it absolutely paled compared to what happened to the native Americans. You likely have at least one jewish friend or acquaintance if you live in north america, but the chances are much slimmer you would encounter any native american just walking down the street of mainstream USA. Welcome to GENOCIDAL NAZI EXTERMINATION COMPLETED.
 

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A long but must read. I will not copy paste the text and mark the important parts bold.

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Like my boxing hero mike tyson used to say "everybody got a plan, until they get punched in the face"

The u.s and vassals may have a plan to contain China but so far they got punched repeatedly in the face

Trade war? China recently posted a record trade surplus, RCEP signed without the americans

Covid? (this is controversial but nevertheles) they thought covid would bring downfall of CCP but it backfired hard on the americans, with more than 850k deaths and record high inflation

alliance forming, AUKUS, etc? russia, iran and north korea keep distracting the u.s
China countered by forming its own strategic partnerships with russia, iran and gulf states

Tech war? the u.s may have an edge on semiconductor and chips but its closing fast and Huawei is not going anywhere

trump have spent all their bullets, showed all of their cards, biden and co knows very well they have no more ammo left

But they keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results, einstein has a name for someone like that
 

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What? Do they think Chinese rare earth elements have secret surveillance devices in them like how they think Chinese COVID-19 tests can read people's DNA and transmit that information to China? They're either stupid or they see the American people as stupid. All it's going to do is cost the US more money.
 

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White privilege is embedded in US global leadership. How should the world respond?​


The rules-based order that Western foreign policy insists on raises a fundamental question – who sets the standards, norms and rules?

In a study of US foreign policy, mostly white experts across the political spectrum were agreed on US global leadership. But who elected whites, or Americans, as global leaders?

Race stares us in the face. Confronting and dealing with it is highly emotional and disturbing, so much so that, in polite company, it’s seldom spoken about. But we can’t avoid it because racism is everywhere?

Malaysian social commentator Chandran Nair’s new book, Dismantling Global White Privilege, confronts racism by calling it privilege. Is white might right? Do
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? Should “yellow” be associated with cowardice and
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?

Identifying race with colour is so highly charged that few can discuss it objectively. For a person of colour to criticise white behaviour is often dismissed as subjective bias. For a white person to label others as corrupt,
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, and so on, is considered objective free speech. Fair deal?

Nair’s book, subtitled Equity for a Post-Western World, is a battle cry for a freer and more just world where skin colour should not be a barrier. The book is a cringing read, because every page challenges many of our assumptions about the world.

The pandemic has shown the world is not equal, not when the poor and weak do not have access to vaccines.

Nor is the world truly democratic, because if each of the world’s 7.8 billion citizens had a vote, the rich and powerful – who are mostly white – would have been outvoted long ago and the global order would look very different.

The rules-based order that Western foreign policy insists on raises a fundamental question – who sets the standards, norms and rules? Can we have a proper conversation on whether these rules are fair to all or are at least enforced fairly, justly and transparently?

Nair has looked comprehensively at white privilege from the angles of history, business, media and publishing, education, culture, sports, fashion and sustainability. It would be facile to dismiss him as biased.

In the United States, sociologist Robin DiAngelo has posited that white Americans’ idea of racism as intentional and committed by “bad” individuals is flawed, because it ignores systemic, unconscious racism.

In her book What Does It Mean to Be White?, she expounds on racial illiteracy – the inability to understand that racism is not an insult but an internalised system of power relations – and asks: “How were we, as white people, able to enjoy so much racial privilege and dominance in the workplace, yet believe so deeply that racism had changed direction to now victimise us?”

And an example she gives of this illiteracy, the debate about the casting of non-Asian actors in Japanese roles in a 2014 stage production of The Mikado in Seattle, should resonate with anyone who has watched a Hollywood movie.
Explaining how such a casting decision could have come about in the US, she writes: “When actors audition, they are most often judged by white people, using white standards for roles written by white writers and intended for white audiences…

“Precisely because the system reflects white interests and world view, white people will not see any of this in racial terms. They are confident that we can represent all of humanity – if no Asian actors apply, we don’t question casting efforts.”

This bias is also built into behavioural science research, as psychologists Steven Heine and Ara Norenzayan have pointed out. Too often, samples drawn entirely from “Western, Educated, Industrialised, Rich, and Democratic (Weird)” societies form the basis of broad claims about human behaviour.

In his recent article, “Present at the destruction? Grand strategy imperatives of US foreign policy experts during the Trump presidency”, sociologist Hermann Kurthen observes similar assumptions at work.

He interviewed 37 foreign policy experts, most of them from 18 Washington think tanks (six conservative, six centrist and six liberal); 84 per cent of respondents were white males, 46 per cent held a doctorate and 60 per cent were non-partisan.

He grouped them into four types – nationalists, realists, pragmatic liberals, and liberals – and noted that the three latter types were globalists in favour of maintaining the post-war international order.

Yet, Kurthen’s research revealed that all the experts shared five imperatives, including: defending US global leadership, maintaining alliances, and securing US prosperity.

The respondents were agreed on the importance of US global leadership, though some preferred the word “primacy”, which had “a focus on superiority, domination and reining in rising powers or adversaries”.

But nobody elected whites or Americans as global leaders. Nor is a privilege like prosperity predestined. And in this age of massive disruptions, can such privileges be sustained?

In Nair’s book, he argues that change can come when the world rejects what he calls “Three E’s: Entitlement, Exclusivity and Exceptionalism”.
But will change happen? DiAngelo, whose latest book is
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, observes that white people, whether progressive or conservative, are often hostile in discussing race.
The author, who saw herself as a white progressive, writes: “We are the ones – with a smile on our faces – who undermine Black people daily in ways both harder to identify and easier to deny. We will see no further action needed because we see ourselves as outside the problem.

My personal view is that racism is often an excuse not to address the pressing problems of social injustice and planetary destruction. But blaming each other will not work any more when the existence of the human race is at stake.

I recommend reading Nair’s book, though what he has to say will make many uncomfortable.


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Dolcevita

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Its not all the west that is evil. America though is objectively a more evil country than even Nazi Germany. If you think the holocaust was bad against the Jews, it absolutely paled compared to what happened to the native Americans. You likely have at least one jewish friend or acquaintance if you live in north america, but the chances are much slimmer you would encounter any native american just walking down the street of mainstream USA. Welcome to GENOCIDAL NAZI EXTERMINATION COMPLETED.

Shows how US is far more efficient and successful in GENOCIDE that Nazi Germany.
 

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