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US researcher found guilty over ties to China

The US chemist and nano-researcher Charles Lieber has been found guilty by a Boston court for undisclosed Chinese connections. He had received substantial sums from Chinese universities and funding programs without having reported them properly in the USA. For example, he had received a salary of $50,000 a month from Wuhan University of Technology since 2011. Lieber’s lawyers insisted that the scientific work and payment had been entirely legal at the time. The administration under Donald Trump had launched a campaign against Chinese economic and scientific espionage. Lieber was arrested in early 2020 as part of an investigation. He had previously been considered a candidate for the Nobel Prize. fin

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