China's Talent Recruiting Plans Pose New Risks For Academia

Law360 (September 9, 2020, 5:24 PM EDT) -- The involvement of U.S. university professors in the Peoples' Republic of China's Thousand Talents Plan has been in the news quite a bit lately.

The Talents Plan is a China-sponsored program designed to recruit overseas high-level scientific and highly specialized talent to promote China's scientific development, economic prosperity and national security. Though there are more than 200 such programs in China alone, the Talents Plan is the most prominent.

The Talents Plan's official website says that its aim is "to gather the global wisdom and create the China great exploit." Universities in the U.S. are home to some of the world's...

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