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Did Communist China just threaten US citizens?

According to an article on Fox News, Chinese officials warned the American government, that Communist China may start arresting US citizens in China after the US arrested several Chinese scientists working in the US because of heir alleged ties to the Chinese military.

Fox News explains:

Chinese government officials are warning their American counterparts they may detain U.S. nationals in China in response to the Justice Department’s prosecution of Chinese military-affiliated scholars, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Chinese officials have issued the warnings to U.S. government representatives repeatedly and through multiple channels, the people said, including through the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

The Chinese message, the people said, has been blunt: The U.S. should drop prosecutions of the Chinese scholars in American courts, or Americans in China might find themselves in violation of Chinese law.

READ: China warns Americans could be arrested over DOJ prosecution of Chinese scholars: report

The Daily Wire explained a bit more about what was going on with those Chinese scientists:

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.

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

And here is a partial list of others that were charged:

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

READOhio professor the latest to be arrested over China ties

READHarvard Professor, BU Researcher Among 3 Charged With Illegal Ties To China

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

READHarvard 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

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

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

READAmerican 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.

READUF: Former faculty did not disclose China affiliations

READEmory professor hit with criminal charge, linked to Chinese government program

READFormer WVU professor pleads guilty to federal fraud charge involving Chinese government

READFBI arrests researcher for NASA who allegedly failed to report ties to China

Communist China also warned Canada

The Chinese Ambassador in Canada similarly warned that 300,000 Canadian Citizens living in Hong Kong were in danger if Canada did not stop accepting Hong Kong refugees. READChinese envoy says Canada’s acceptance of Hong Kong refugees jeopardizes Canadians in former British colony AND John Ivison: No amount of smooth diplomatic phrases can mask China’s bullying

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