Skip to comments.Chinese scientists guilty of ‘researching while Asian’ in Trump’s America
Posted on 06/29/2019 7:02:21 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The dossier on cancer researcher Wu Xifeng was thick with intrigue, if hardly the stuff of a spy thriller. It contained findings that shed improperly shared confidential information and accepted a half-dozen advisory roles at medical institutions in China.
She might have weathered those allegations, but for a larger aspersion that was far more problematic: she was branded an oncological double agent.
In recent decades, cancer research has become increasingly globalised, with scientists around the world pooling data and ideas to jointly study a disease that kills almost 10 million people a year. International collaborations are an intrinsic part of the United States National Cancer Institutes Moonshot programme, the governments US$1 billion blitz to double the pace of treatment discoveries by 2022. One of the programmes tag lines: Cancer knows no borders.
Except, it turns out, the borders around China. In January, Wu, an award-winning epidemiologist and naturalised American citizen, quietly stepped down as director of the Center for Translational and Public Health Genomics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center after a three-month investigation into her professional ties in China. Her resignation, and the departures in recent months of three other top Chinese-American scientists from Houston-based MD Anderson, stem from a Trump administration drive to counter Chinese influence at US research institutions. The aim is to curb Chinas well-documented and costly theft of US innovation and know-how.
The collateral effect, however, is to stymie basic science, the foundational research that underlies new medical treatments. Everything is commodified in the economic cold war with China, including the struggle to find a cure for cancer.
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Shove up up your keester sideways, Peter.
Wu hasnt been charged with stealing ideas, but in effect she stood accused of secretly aiding and abetting cancer research in China, an un-American activity in todays political climate. Shed spent 27 of her 56 years at MD Anderson. A month after resigning, she left her husband and two children in the US and took a job as dean of a school of public health in Shanghai.
This is the first detailed account of what happened to Wu. She declined to be interviewed for this article, citing a pending complaint shes filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Her story is based on interviews and documents provided by 14 American colleagues and friends and records obtained through the Texas Public Information Act.
Let them stay in China to do their valuable research. They don’t have to be in the USA using our resources and having the chance to spy while here.
“Researching while Asian”
The SPLC cooked up the formula.
In a million cases, now, the lyrics are different but the music stays juuuuuust the same.
Driving While Black
Legislating While Muslim
You just re-arrange a few words and you could be reading stuff straight from Morris Dees.
The Race All About Race 2020. It’s all the socialist democrats have.
secretly aiding and abetting cancer research in China
That is worse than fat shaming and gay stomping combined. I heard they used the N-word in public too while drinking stuff with plastic straws. These guys are true miscreants
Stealing intellectual property is not a victimless crime.
Medical Faculty dont see international borders any more. That applies to ANY country.
When it comes to finding a cure for diseases, If someone in another country has a piece of the puzzle, they want to work with them.
Relationships often begin at academic conferences, gel during invited visits for symposiums or lectureships and culminate in the melding of research into scientific papers.
Since 2010 the NIH has offered about US$5 million a year in grants for US-China collaborations, with 20 per cent going to cancer research, and a counterpart in China has pitched in US$3 million a year. The joint projects have produced a number of high-impact papers on cancer, according to an internal NIH review.
It is unfortunate that a few industrial spies spoil the whole bunch of others whose motives are not sinister.
RE: Let them stay in China to do their valuable research.
What about the brilliant CHINESE students who were either born or grew up here? All American Citizens?
Chinese already interfering in 2020 election.
I believe Chinese law REQUIRES Chinese individuals and companies to spy, if the gov’t requests it.
no one is more pissed off and angry at the third rate thugs and thieves from China slithering around in our research institutions than me.
Research, especially biomedical research, does not happen in a vacuum. Networking of all kinds is inevitable as scientists tackle ever tougher challenges in cancer research, in genomics, microbiomes, etc. Maybe we don’t collaborate with Chinese researchers, but our colleagues in Switzerland, in Sweden, in Germany, in Israel, they do. So, by second and third degrees of association, the chinese biomedical researchers are still in there working at becoming world class in their work.
The point is that they have to stop with all the theft and pretend nothing is happening. That will likely be very hard. Staying competitive in biomedical research demands a high level of innovative capacity that the chinese currently lack. Unless they change their culture, without theft, they will increasingly fall behind. Yeah, it’s a dilemma for them. Maybe they will figure it out, maybe they won’t.
“I believe Chinese law REQUIRES Chinese individuals and companies to spy, if the govt requests it.”
That would make sense, given the kind of country they are. The REAL QUESTION is whether the Left can guilt Americans into ‘accepting’ that behavior, rather than risk being called racists.
There will be a multiple reckonings when this nightmare ends.
1. President Trump will realign our relationship with China.
2. The American People will realign our relationship with the media.
It won’t be pretty.
I could give a rats arse about chinese feelings right now. china needs to be sterilized from the face of the Earth.
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