Harvard University nanotechnology professor Charles Lieber, who is charged with lying to US authorities about his ties to a China-run recruitment programme, arriving at the federal courthouse in Boston on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
Harvard University nanotechnology professor Charles Lieber, who is charged with lying to US authorities about his ties to a China-run recruitment programme, arriving at the federal courthouse in Boston on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

Federal trial opens of Harvard professor accused of hiding ties to China

  • Nanotechnology expert Charles Lieber faces charges of tax evasion and hiding his participation in China’s Thousand Talents Plan
  • Prosecution is part of US Justice Department’s ‘China Initiative’, which was set up to help stop technology theft but has drawn fire for overreach

Topic |   US-China relations
Harvard University nanotechnology professor Charles Lieber, who is charged with lying to US authorities about his ties to a China-run recruitment programme, arriving at the federal courthouse in Boston on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
Harvard University nanotechnology professor Charles Lieber, who is charged with lying to US authorities about his ties to a China-run recruitment programme, arriving at the federal courthouse in Boston on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
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