The University of Pittsburgh campus. Photo: Handout

Three more US universities pledge support for Chinese-American scientists caught in growing web of suspicion

  • ‘Researchers, particularly immigrants and visitors from China, have been the target of aggressive investigations and public sanctions,’ a chancellor writes
  • Pitt, Caltech and Johns Hopkins join Yale, MIT and others in condemning ‘government mistrust’
Topic |   Chinese overseas

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The University of Pittsburgh campus. Photo: Handout
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FBI director Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington on Tuesday. Photo: AP

FBI has 1,000 investigations into Chinese intellectual property theft, director Christopher Wray says, calling China the most severe counter-intelligence threat to US

  • Arrests of people involved in Chinese operations to steal US corporate secrets have risen sharply in recent years
  • Washington says problem is exacerbated by ‘Thousand Talents’ programme, which rewards Chinese professionals overseas who bring technology back to China
Topic |   United States

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FBI director Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington on Tuesday. Photo: AP
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