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US Universities In The ‘Crosshairs' Of A Chinese-Backed Recruitment Operation, Bipartisan Senate Report Finds


Added 11-19-19 12:16:02am EST - “U.S.-based academic researchers are working for China under its 'Thousand Talents Plan,' and are taking taxpayer-funded research.” - Dailycaller.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailycaller.com: “US Universities In The ‘Crosshairs’ Of A Chinese-Backed Recruitment Operation, Bipartisan Senate Report Finds”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

U.S.-based academics signed deals in which they agreed to give China ownership of U.S. taxpayer-funded research as part of an ongoing Chinese plan, a bipartisan Senate report found Monday.

China’s “Thousand Talents Plan” (TPP) recruited thousands of academics to bring research from abroad to support its military and technology efforts, and multiple American colleges essentially shrugged when finding researchers in the act, a bipartisan Senate report found Monday.

“Launched in 2008, the Thousand Talents Plan incentivizes individuals engaged in research and development in the United States to transmit the knowledge and research they gain here to China in exchange for monetary payments… China unfairly uses the American research and expertise it obtains for its own economic and military gain,” it said.

Many were Chinese nationals who come to the U.S. to study or to conduct postdoctoral research at U.S. institutions. Academics apply to the TTP to get on China’s payroll, and are selected by the Communist Party, the report said.

“Though provisions among the reviewed contracts varied, every contract contained clauses that gave Chinese institutions at least some rights in any intellectual property created by the TTP member in the United States,” it stated.

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