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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

NYT pushes amnesty for Red China's spies

I no longer distinguish the New York Times news pages from its editorials because its news staff runs the show. Today the news staff pushed beyond amnesty for illegal aliens to amnesty for Red China's spies. 

Chairman Xiden is inclined to do so.

The Department of Justice announced on January 14, "A professor and researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology was charged and arrested today in connection with failing to disclose contracts, appointments and awards from various entities in the People’s Republic of China to the U.S. Department of Energy.

"Gang Chen, 56, was charged by criminal complaint with wire fraud, failing to file a foreign bank account report and making a false statement in a tax return."

Chen's spying was no small thing.

Buried in the New York Times report on his case was this paragraph: "Prosecutors said Dr. Chen, who is known for his work on nanoscale heat-conduction physics, had received $19 million in U.S. grants since 2013, while simultaneously receiving $29 million in foreign funding, including $19 million from a research university funded by the Chinese government."

Chen was born in Red China. He later acquired U.S. citizenship after completing his doctoral work at Berkeley in 1993.

That was about the time Chairman Deng began pushing for trade with the United States by pretending to embrace capitalism.

The DOJ said, "From at least 2017 to 2019 when Chen was serving in several advisory roles for the [Red China] and [Red Chinese] entities, Chen applied for and obtained a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant in order to fund a portion of his research at MIT. In doing so, it is alleged that Chen failed to disclose information about his ongoing affiliations with [Red China] as required by DOE."

Chen apparently does not dispute the allegation. Instead through his PR agents at the New York Times, his defense is oops, it was a clerical error.

And his colleagues are flocking around him because Orange Man Bad, Chairman Xiden Good.

The Times said, "In the 10 days since Dr. Chen’s arrest, his colleagues have publicly protested, arguing that prosecutors have overreached, blurring the line between disclosure violations and more serious crimes, like espionage or intellectual property theft.

"More than 160 members of the M.I.T. faculty have signed a letter arguing that the Chinese affiliations Dr. Chen is accused of hiding were routine academic activities, such as reviewing grant proposals, and not ones that clearly required disclosure."

Spying for Red China is routine at MIT.

You must understand that spying is not running around like James Bond. Rather, it is collecting information, often secrets. 

The Times continued, "The university itself has challenged one of the prosecution’s assertions, saying that $19 million in Chinese funding cited in the criminal complaint was not granted to Dr. Chen individually, but was part of a well-publicized collaboration that Dr. Chen helped to broker between M.I.T. and a Chinese research center.

"Dr. Chen has pleaded not guilty and was released on $1 million bond. M.I.T. is paying for his legal defense, something that has not occurred in similar cases, including that of a Harvard professor, Charles Lieber, who was charged last year with hiding his Chinese funding sources."

MIT is acting like Red China owns it.

Well, organizations that rely on tax-free donations serve their donors, don't they?

Chairman Xiden's administration says it will be tough on foreign spying. That is a lie.

The Times reported, "The Wall Street Journal last week reported that Justice Department officials are considering the introduction of an amnesty program that would allow academics in the United States to disclose past foreign funding without risking a criminal investigation. High-level officials have circulated a draft proposal along these lines, the newspaper reported."

So we are back to having presidents that do the bidding of foreign nations against the best interests of the United States.