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

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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