One way the Chinese Communist Party influences the US is by infiltrating universities.
Gang Chen, 56, was arrested and charged with grant fraud on Thursday for failing to disclose his work for the Chinese government to the US Department of Energy.
Since 2013, Chen’s research at MIT has been funded by more than $19 million in US grants.
The Justice Department announced the charges on Thursday and according to charging documents, Chen is a naturalized citizen who was born in China.
From at least 2017 to 2019 when Chen was serving in several advisory roles for the PRC [People’s Republic of China] and PRC entities, Chen applied for and obtained a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant in order to fund a portion of his research at MIT. In doing so, it is alleged that Chen failed to disclose information about his ongoing affiliations with the PRC as required by DOE.
Chen also allegedly failed to disclose to