A year ago Tang Juan was among those charged by the US Department of Justice in connection with an alleged scheme to lie about their status as members of China's military while in the US conducting research. Now, US prosecutors have asked a judge to dismiss a charge of visa fraud. Photo: EPA-EFE A year ago Tang Juan was among those charged by the US Department of Justice in connection with an alleged scheme to lie about their status as members of China's military while in the US conducting research. Now, US prosecutors have asked a judge to dismiss a charge of visa fraud. Photo: EPA-EFE
A year ago Tang Juan was among those charged by the US Department of Justice in connection with an alleged scheme to lie about their status as members of China's military while in the US conducting research. Now, US prosecutors have asked a judge to dismiss a charge of visa fraud. Photo: EPA-EFE

US seeks to drop visa fraud charge against researcher accused of hiding ties to Chinese military

  • Days before trial was expected to start, US prosecutors ask judge to dismiss charge against cancer researcher Tang Juan
  • Federal agents said Tang allegedly sought refuge at the Chinese consulate in San Francisco after they interviewed her at her home

Topic |   US-China relations
A year ago Tang Juan was among those charged by the US Department of Justice in connection with an alleged scheme to lie about their status as members of China's military while in the US conducting research. Now, US prosecutors have asked a judge to dismiss a charge of visa fraud. Photo: EPA-EFE A year ago Tang Juan was among those charged by the US Department of Justice in connection with an alleged scheme to lie about their status as members of China's military while in the US conducting research. Now, US prosecutors have asked a judge to dismiss a charge of visa fraud. Photo: EPA-EFE
A year ago Tang Juan was among those charged by the US Department of Justice in connection with an alleged scheme to lie about their status as members of China's military while in the US conducting research. Now, US prosecutors have asked a judge to dismiss a charge of visa fraud. Photo: EPA-EFE
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