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Harvard Professor Indicted for Lying to Police About China Ties

The Justice Department announced on Tuesday that Dr. Charles Lieber, formerly chair of the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department at Harvard University, has been indicted on two counts of making false statements to federal investigators about his ties to China’s Thousand Talents Program (TTP). TTP has come under heavy scrutiny as a recruiting mechanism for Chinese intellectual property theft and espionage.

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Harvard Prof. Charles Lieber Indicted for Secret Work with Wuhan University

Former Harvard Professor Charles Lieber was indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday over allegations that he maintained an undisclosed financial relationship with the Chinese government by taking a position as a “Strategic Scientist” at the Wuhan University of Technology. The scheme is part of China’s “Thousand Talents” program, which sees to pay western academics to hand over research funded by the government of their home countries.

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