Relevant Information

Table of content Relevant official documents Reports and documents about some research security cases Petitions/Open letters Webinars Organizations working on related issues Relevant official documents Fact sheet from Department of Justice about the China Initiative The National Security Decision Directive (NSDD)-189.This Presidential Directive with the title “National Policy on the Transfer of Scientific, Technical andContinue reading “Relevant Information”

Sample Letter

Dear [institutional leader(s)]: In recent years, the U.S. government has undertaken a series of actions in response to increasing national and economic security concerns, especially regarding the Chinese government. This includes the U.S. Department of Justice’s China Initiative, tightened regulations of federal funding agencies regarding disclosure and international collaboration, visa restrictions for certain international studentsContinue reading “Sample Letter”

Toolkit for researchers to garner institutional support on research security issues

Purpose of the toolkit In recent years, the U.S. government has taken a number of actions in response to increasing national and economic security concerns, especially in regard to the Chinese government. These actions include the U. S. Department of Justice China Initiative; tightened regulations at federal funding agencies regarding interactions of U.S. researchers withContinue reading “Toolkit for researchers to garner institutional support on research security issues”

AASF commemorates the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2021 Twenty years ago today, evil attacked America. A total of 2,977 people were killed when nineteen terrorists hijacked four fuel-loaded US commercial airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and the ground outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The victims ranged inContinue reading “AASF commemorates the 20th Anniversary of 9/11”

Remember Betty Ong

Betty Ann Ong (Chinese: 鄧月薇; February 5, 1956 – September 11, 2001) was an American flight attendant aboard American Airlines Flight 11, the first airplane to become hijacked during the September 11 attacks. Ong is notable as having been the first person to alert authorities to the hijackings taking place that day. Shortly after theContinue reading “Remember Betty Ong”

Open Letter to Judge Varlan to Dismiss the Anming Hu Case

On September 3rd, 2021, AASF sent the following letter to Judge Thomas A. Varlan, expressing our grave concern about the Department of Justice (DOJ)’s initial prosecution and subsequent decision to seek a retrial of Dr. Anming Hu, a former professor at the University Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK).