Call for Your support on Open Letters to End “China Initiative”

Dear Colleagues: We, the members of the Asian American Scholar Forum (AASF), call for your support of several open letters to end the “China Initiative”. This initiative, started in November 2018 by the Department of Justice under the previous administration, was intended to investigate threats from China to the U.S. national security. However, the investigationsContinue reading “Call for Your support on Open Letters to End “China Initiative””

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”

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).