The University of Kansas, which has seen one of its associate professors Feng “Franklin” Tao indicted on federal fraud charges that he failed to disclose ties to a Chinese university while doing research funded by the US government. Photo: Alamy

US pharmaceutical chiefs and scientists back Chinese researchers living in ‘climate of fear’

  • ‘Recent actions’ by government agencies and universities prompt open letter of support from 150 industry leaders
  • Chinese and Chinese-American scientists targets of suspicion and scrutiny
Topic |   US-China tech war

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The University of Kansas, which has seen one of its associate professors Feng “Franklin” Tao indicted on federal fraud charges that he failed to disclose ties to a Chinese university while doing research funded by the US government. Photo: Alamy
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The indictment says Feng “Franklin” Tao fraudulently received more than US$37,000 in salary from the Energy Department and National Science Foundation.

US charges Kansas researcher Feng ‘Franklin’ Tao over ties to Chinese university

  • Associate professor allegedly concealed that he was working full-time for Fuzhou University while conducting research funded by US government
  • Indictment comes amid increased concern by US officials about the risk from China to US universities
Topic |   US-China relations

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The indictment says Feng “Franklin” Tao fraudulently received more than US$37,000 in salary from the Energy Department and National Science Foundation.
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