Managing Academic Collaborations with Chinese Institutions at U.S. Universities

November 17, 2021 The tensions in relations between China and the United States and a number of high-profile criminal cases under the China Initiative of the Department of Justice have put a spotlight on American universities’ relations with research and educational institutions in China. The issues are extremely complicated and are fraught with the complexitiesContinue reading “Managing Academic Collaborations with Chinese Institutions at U.S. Universities”

Challenges Facing Academics in the US Suspected as Nontraditional Collectors for China

In this webinar, Dr. Xi will present his personal experience and discuss other actual criminal cases to illustrate the risks faced by academics with ties in China. Links to resources concerning case information, legal rights, attorney referral, fundraising, and activism will be provided.

Knowing Your Legal Rights: Practical Guidance to Respond to U.S. Law Enforcement, Regulatory, and Institutional Investigations

In view of the recent investigations of the Chinese American academic and scientific communities, a white collar defense attorney and former federal prosecutor will provide community members in this presentation with guidance on their legal rights and strategies to employ when interacting with law enforcement officials and university counsel conducting investigations.

DOJ’s China Initiative: Perspectives on How It Makes America Stronger or Weaker?

The hard-handed use of criminal law to prosecute the misconducts of scientists has created frustrations in the US higher education institutions, fears among scientists, worries about the future leadership of America in science and technology innovation, and loss of competitiveness in attracting talents from abroad. In this panel, we will discuss and debate the following questions:

Chinese American Scientists: What Do You Have to Pay Attention to Under the China Initiative?

February 6, 2021 As many know, the Chinese American academic community has become deeply concerned over the growing number of criminal cases brought against certain professors from different universities arising out their connections with the PRC. The latest case against Professor Gang Chen of MIT has sparked significant attention to the situation. The Chinese AmericanContinue reading “Chinese American Scientists: What Do You Have to Pay Attention to Under the China Initiative?”