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(Some Guy)   Nanotechnologist arrested for hiding his ties to China. Well, they weren't really hidden, they were just really small   (chemistryworld.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, University, Institute of technology, Gang Chen, People's Republic of China, university's Micro, China, Chinese government, US Department of Justice  
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2021-01-18 2:50:56 PM  
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Small ties?
 
2021-01-18 2:51:06 PM  
What kind of salary was he getting from his research with MIT, minus the illegal money from China?

Maybe we ought to look into paying our scientists more.
 
2021-01-18 2:57:20 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: What kind of salary was he getting from his research with MIT, minus the illegal money from China?


Probably pretty good money, as a tenured named chair at MIT leading multiple labs and centers.
 
2021-01-18 3:17:59 PM  
Gang Chen has been charged with wire fraud, as well as not filing a report on his foreign bank account in China and making a false statement in a tax return, which together carries a jail sentence of up to 30 years and $750,000 in fines.

He's not going to jail for "hiding ties to China" rather "hiding money in China"
 
2021-01-18 3:20:33 PM  

Ambitwistor: We Ate the Necco Wafers: What kind of salary was he getting from his research with MIT, minus the illegal money from China?

Probably pretty good money, as a tenured named chair at MIT leading multiple labs and centers.


Not saying this guy was a spy but lots of spies didn't do it for the cash or for nationalism.  Many did it for the kicks or for spite.

/and sex so many did it for sex
 
2021-01-18 3:34:09 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Ambitwistor: We Ate the Necco Wafers: What kind of salary was he getting from his research with MIT, minus the illegal money from China?

Probably pretty good money, as a tenured named chair at MIT leading multiple labs and centers.

Not saying this guy was a spy but lots of spies didn't do it for the cash or for nationalism.  Many did it for the kicks or for spite.

/and sex so many did it for sex


I doubt it rises to the level of espionage, even if he's not supposed to take undisclosed money from foreign governments. I suspect he just didn't see anything wrong with taking money from China in the first place, so it wasn't a big deal to him to fail to disclose it.
 
2021-01-18 3:53:11 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: What kind of salary was he getting from his research with MIT, minus the illegal money from China?

Maybe we ought to look into paying our scientists more.


Yeah, maybe
 
2021-01-18 5:12:49 PM  
This article was interesting to me because my cousin is a professor of nanotechnology. He's told me that they have to be careful about the Chinese students and professors who have come to his university because a good percentage of them have shady resumes and portfolios. He said the feds had to remove a couple students that they found out had ties, either directly or through family members, to the government or military.
 
2021-01-18 6:24:20 PM  

Ambitwistor: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Ambitwistor: We Ate the Necco Wafers: What kind of salary was he getting from his research with MIT, minus the illegal money from China?

Probably pretty good money, as a tenured named chair at MIT leading multiple labs and centers.

Not saying this guy was a spy but lots of spies didn't do it for the cash or for nationalism.  Many did it for the kicks or for spite.

/and sex so many did it for sex

I doubt it rises to the level of espionage, even if he's not supposed to take undisclosed money from foreign governments. I suspect he just didn't see anything wrong with taking money from China in the first place, so it wasn't a big deal to him to fail to disclose it.


probably the worst he did was get paid to give them results before they were published
 
2021-01-18 7:01:10 PM  
he was not passing his u.s research to china doh he was working on different projects for china.
also can't really be spying if your the head researcher, this is just going to deter the brightest from going to America to do research. those people are going to the u.s to get funding for their projects and do science not to take a crap on their country of origin and cut all ties with their friend / families / fellows.
 
2021-01-18 7:32:18 PM  

bluewave69: he was not passing his u.s research to china doh he was working on different projects for china.
also can't really be spying if your the head researcher, this is just going to deter the brightest from going to America to do research. those people are going to the u.s to get funding for their projects and do science not to take a crap on their country of origin and cut all ties with their friend / families / fellows.


Puke
 
2021-01-18 9:15:43 PM  

MetaDeth: bluewave69: he was not passing his u.s research to china doh he was working on different projects for china.
also can't really be spying if your the head researcher, this is just going to deter the brightest from going to America to do research. those people are going to the u.s to get funding for their projects and do science not to take a crap on their country of origin and cut all ties with their friend / families / fellows.

Puke


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He constantly lives up to his tag.
 
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