In the latest targeting of US-based academics for receiving benefits from China, the US Justice Department has announced the arrest of a Texas A&M professor for allegedly hiding his paid participation in a Chinese government talent recruitment programme while conducting scientific research for Nasa. Photo: AFPIn the latest targeting of US-based academics for receiving benefits from China, the US Justice Department has announced the arrest of a Texas A&M professor for allegedly hiding his paid participation in a Chinese government talent recruitment programme while conducting scientific research for Nasa. Photo: AFP
In the latest targeting of US-based academics for receiving benefits from China, the US Justice Department has announced the arrest of a Texas A&M professor for allegedly hiding his paid participation in a Chinese government talent recruitment programme while conducting scientific research for Nasa. Photo: AFP

US charges Nasa researcher linked to China’s talent programme with false statements and wire fraud

  • Zhengdong Cheng, 53, a Texas A&M professor, was arrested Sunday for hiding such ties while conducting scientific research for Nasa
  • The case is the latest targeting US-based academics for receiving benefits from China without telling their universities or the government

Topic |   Espionage
In the latest targeting of US-based academics for receiving benefits from China, the US Justice Department has announced the arrest of a Texas A&M professor for allegedly hiding his paid participation in a Chinese government talent recruitment programme while conducting scientific research for Nasa. Photo: AFPIn the latest targeting of US-based academics for receiving benefits from China, the US Justice Department has announced the arrest of a Texas A&M professor for allegedly hiding his paid participation in a Chinese government talent recruitment programme while conducting scientific research for Nasa. Photo: AFP
In the latest targeting of US-based academics for receiving benefits from China, the US Justice Department has announced the arrest of a Texas A&M professor for allegedly hiding his paid participation in a Chinese government talent recruitment programme while conducting scientific research for Nasa. Photo: AFP
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