The chairman of Harvard’s chemistry department, Charles Lieber, has been arrested and charged with taking money from the ChiComs and lying about it.* He was paid $50k per month plus about $150k in living expenses to work with the Wuhan University of Technology (WUT).† This was part of China’s Thousand Talents Plan, a wedge into Western scientific institutions to steal IP. The professor’s arrangement with the ChiComs entitled WUT to plant researchers in his department.
In January 2013, Lieber signed an agreement for a five-year “cooperative research program” on behalf of Harvard—without consulting Harvard officials—allowing WUT researchers a two-month visit to his department at Harvard each year, the complaint said.
He also received $1.5 million for establishing a joint research lab at WUT using Harvard’s name and logo without Harvard’s knowledge, a violation of the school’s policy, the document said. When confronted by Harvard officials, he lied by saying WUT acted without his consent.
Does anyone think this arrest would have happened under president Hillary or president SleepyJoe?
*The WSJ also reported the story behind its paywall.
†Wut? We must be living in a simulation. And Wuhan, no less. Virus, anyone?