Critics of the China Initiative say it has created a culture of fear that has chilled scientific research in the US. Photo illustration: Reuters
Critics of the China Initiative say it has created a culture of fear that has chilled scientific research in the US. Photo illustration: Reuters

US Justice Department ends ‘China Initiative’ amid concerns over racial bias and a culture of fear

  • The shift represents a move from the Trump-era programme targeting Chinese espionage and intellectual property theft and will become more ‘threat-driven’
  • ‘Perception of bias undermines our efforts, and makes it harder for us to earn the trust of the communities that we’re trying to serve’

Critics of the China Initiative say it has created a culture of fear that has chilled scientific research in the US. Photo illustration: Reuters
Critics of the China Initiative say it has created a culture of fear that has chilled scientific research in the US. Photo illustration: Reuters
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