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Why is the FBI targeting university professors?

Apparently, the Communist Party of China has set up a little program, One Thousand Talent, where it provides financial assistance to university professors and researchers around the world to share information. Several companies in the Communist regime are also providing financial assistance to international researchers.

However, part of the problem is that in order for professors and researchers based in the US to receive grants from US agencies, such as NASA, they are not allowed to receive financial assistance from Communist China or any companies located in that country.

The FBI alleges that some of these professors/researchers concealed their financial ties to Communist China when receiving grants from US agencies.

The Daily Wire writes:

Federal law enforcement officials arrested a professor at the University of Arkansas for allegedly concealing his involvement in a program that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) uses to steal intellectual property from U.S. institutions.

“Simon Ang of the University of Arkansas, was arrested on Friday and charged on Monday with wire fraud,” The New York Times reported. “He worked for and received funding from Chinese companies and from the Thousand Talents program, which awards grants to scientists to encourage relationships with the Chinese government, and he warned an associate to keep his affiliation with the program quiet.”

The Times reported that Ang’s alleged concealment of his financial agreement with the Chinese allowed him to secure funding from U.S. government agencies that ban people who receive funding from China.

READ: Feds Arrest Professor For Allegedly Hiding Funding From Communist China. Another Professor Pleads Guilty To Similar Charge.

Below are a few more headlines:

Note these are allegations at this point.

READ: Ohio professor the latest to be arrested over China ties

READ: Harvard Professor, BU Researcher Among 3 Charged With Illegal Ties To China

READ: Feds Charge Tennessee Professor for Ties to China AND UT Knoxville Professor Arrested, Charged for Double-Dealing with Chinese Government and NASA

READ: Harvard Professor Arrested For Failing To Disclose $50,000 Per Month He Received From China AND Acclaimed Harvard Scientist Is Arrested, Accused Of Lying About Ties To China

READ: Accused of fraud, Kansas researcher denies working for a Chinese university as he fights federal charge

READ: University of Arkansas professor is arrested for fraud for ‘hiding his secret ties to the Chinese government while asking for $5m in US grant money’

READ: UF: Former faculty did not disclose China affiliations

READ: American universities are a soft target for China’s spies, say U.S. intelligence officials: University of Texas professor Bo Mao is the latest defendant in a string of U.S. criminal cases alleging Chinese spying in the academic world.

READ: Emory professor hit with criminal charge, linked to Chinese government program

READ: Former WVU professor pleads guilty to federal fraud charge involving Chinese government

READ: FBI arrests researcher for NASA who allegedly failed to report ties to China

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