Chinese-born American physicist Xiaoxing Xi during a press conference in Washington, in September 2015. Picture: AFPChinese-born American physicist Xiaoxing Xi during a press conference in Washington, in September 2015. Picture: AFP
Chinese-born American physicist Xiaoxing Xi during a press conference in Washington, in September 2015. Picture: AFP

Spying charges against Chinese-American scientists spark fears of a witch hunt

A number of those accused have had their cases dropped abruptly, but the damage to their reputations and careers has already been done

Topic |   US-China relations
Chinese-born American physicist Xiaoxing Xi during a press conference in Washington, in September 2015. Picture: AFPChinese-born American physicist Xiaoxing Xi during a press conference in Washington, in September 2015. Picture: AFP
Chinese-born American physicist Xiaoxing Xi during a press conference in Washington, in September 2015. Picture: AFP
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