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University Professors Ask Justice Department to Stop Looking for Chinese Spies

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A group of professors at Stanford University has asked the Justice Department to discontinue a program aimed at combating Chinese economic espionage.

The letter, signed by 177 Stanford faculty members from more than 40 departments and addressed to Attorney General Merrick Garland, asks the Justice Department to end its China Initiative, a program started in 2018 that seeks to identify and prosecute Chinese spies engaged in trade secret theft, hacking, and economic espionage. The letter argues that the program fuels anti-Asian sentiment and harms scientific progress.

“The China Initiative disproportionately targets researchers of Chinese........

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