UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS PROFESSOR INDICTED FOR WORKING FOR COMMUNIST PARTY OF CHINA
Prof suspected of scheming to steal intellectual property for Chicoms
Associate professor and researcher at the University of Kansas, Feng Tao, has been charged with two counts of wire fraud and one count of program fraud for not disclosing his work with China.
He was allegedly involved in a “scheme” to transfer “intellectual property” from American universities to Chinese universities.
The 16-page superseding indictment filed by the U.S. District Court explains that Tao joined the Changjang Professorship in 2018 which is a “talent program sponsored by the PRC Government and the CPC” or Communist Party of China.
The People’s Republic of China is offering these “talent plans” to students and professors in the United States to “encourage the transfer of original ideas and intellectual property from U.S. universities to PRC Government institutions.