US intelligence officials have said the programme aids the transfer of American technology and know-how to China. Photo: Imaginechina

US scientist Turab Lookman pleads not guilty to lying about contact with Chinese state programme that recruits foreign talent

  • State-run Thousand Talents plan has added to US concerns about potential espionage from China
  • Judge releases Lookman on US$50,000 bail despite prosecutor saying it would be a ‘national security disaster’ if he flees
Topic |   US-China tech war

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US intelligence officials have said the programme aids the transfer of American technology and know-how to China. Photo: Imaginechina
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