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Harvard professor accused of China ties faces US tax charges

Harvard professor accused of China ties faces US tax charges

Harvard University professor Charles Lieber, accused of lying to US officials about his ties to a Chinese University, is now facing additional charges. Lieber has been indicted on two counts of failing to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts and two counts of subscribing a false income tax return. Lieber previously failed to report income from Wuhan University of Technology.

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"Lieber's case is one of the highest-profile to emerge from a US Department of Justice crackdown on Chinese influence within universities amid concerns about spying and intellectual property theft by the Chinese government. The case centres on China's Thousand Talents Program, which US authorities say China uses to entice overseas Chinese citizens and foreign researchers to share their knowledge with China in exchange for perks including research funding." Given the recent deterioration of ties, the US needs to be on guard. The Chinese are particularly deft at online targeting and hacking. They recently planted a bug or something in the Vatican. The last thing we would want to do is to underestimate a power like China, which, admittedly, is quite strong. https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-hacked-vatican-ahead-of-negotiations-u-s-cybersecurity-firm-says-11596039765

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