MIT Prof Defeats China-Ties Case As Feds Reverse Course

By Chris Villani (January 20, 2022, 10:06 AM EST) -- Federal prosecutors on Thursday formally dropped criminal charges against a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor accused of concealing his ties to China, saying new information had undermined the case.

Federal prosecutors on Thursday formally dropped criminal charges against an MIT professor accused of concealing ties to China. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) The case against Gang Chen, part of the U.S. Department of Justice's controversial China Initiative, ended about a year after it was unveiled. As it had done with other academics, the government claimed Chen failed to disclose associations with the Chinese when applying for grant funding from the U.S. Department of...

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