MIT Professor Arrested for Allegedly Infiltrating Department of Energy on Behalf of Communist China
MIT Professor Greg Chen has been arrested and charged with failing to disclose his connections to communist China to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Breitbart News editor Josh Kaplan made the announcement in a Twitter post:
DOJ: MIT professor Gang Chen arrested, charged with grant fraud for allegedly failing to disclose work for China to U.S. Department of Energy
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) January 14, 2021
The Justice Department made the announcement in a press release issued on Thursday.
“Since 2012, Chen has allegedly held various appointments with the PRC designed to promote the PRC’s technological and scientific development by providing advice and expertise – sometimes directly to PRC government officials – and often in exchange for financial compensation,” the DOJ announced.
“Since 2013, Chen allegedly received approximately $29 million of foreign funding, including $19 million from the PRC’s Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech),” they continued.
“Chen also allegedly failed to disclose to the IRS in his 2018 tax return that he maintained a bank account in the PRC with more than $10,000 in 2018,” the DOJ added.
This is far from an isolated incident, as it has come out publicly that China has initiated successful sabotage and infiltration campaigns into crucial American infrastructure.
Big League Politics has reported about the communist regime’s sneaky and diabolical Thousand Talents Plan to turn the American bureaucratic colossus against itself:
A report from the Daily Caller News Foundation describes a federal investigation revealing Chinese subversion within the U.S. that has resulted in thousands of moles within the government leaking sensitive information to the communist superpower.
This has come as result of China’s Thousand Talents Plan, a scheme designed to buy off foreign workers in their rival countries. Through this illicit program, they likely put thousands of U.S. federal workers on their payroll and received data about crucial programs.
Certain lawmakers in Washington D.C. are aware of the scheme, and ordered an investigation into the matter.
“China wins twice. First, the American taxpayer funds China’s research and development. Second, China uses that research to improve its economic and military status,” Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) said.
Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) said that “there are serious consequences that come from giving a foreign government so much control over the vital research we rely on to drive our country’s economic competitiveness and bolster our national defense.”
The Senate investigation has produced a report showing exactly how terrifyingly effective the Chinese plan has been. It indicated that there are 35,000 foreign researchers – including 10,000 Chinese – doing research at the National Labs on behalf of the Department of Energy (DOE).
During the investigation, the counterintelligence office found one individual who departed to China with 30,000 files after working as a postgraduate fellow with the DOE. The DOE is hardly the only federal bureaucracy that has been infiltrated by the dastardly Chinese.