Sleepy West Wakes Up … the administration drive to counter Chinese influence at U.S. research institutions. The aim is to stanch China’s well-documented and costly theft of U.S. innovation and know-how.
Even something that is in the fundamental research space, that’s absolutely not classified, has an intrinsic value,” says Lawrence Tabak, principal deputy director of the NIH, explaining his approach. “This pre-patented material is the antecedent to creating intellectual property. In essence, what you’re doing is stealing other people’s ideas.”
As director of the Center for Public Health and Translational Genomics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Wu hasn’t been charged with stealing anyone’s ideas, but in effect she stood accused of secretly aiding and abetting cancer research in China, an un-American activity (funded by US taxpayer $$$) in today’s political climate. She’d spent 27 of her 56 years at MD Anderson in Huston.
A month after resigning, she left her husband and two kids in the U.S. and took a job as dean of a school of public health in Shanghai. Does Chinese Communist Party Loyalty Comes Before Family?
Smelling Salts Anyone? A Chinese-owned company is making circuit boards for the top-secret next generation F-35 warplanes flown by Britain and the United States, Sky News can reveal. "We have been completely and utterly naive about the role of China and it is only now that people are beginning to WAKE UP," said Sir Gerald Howarth, a former Tory defence minister.
I read the fascinating article outlining the lengths Hong Kong protesters take to hide themselves from their own surveillance state. Wisely so. It saddens me to realize Americans are being watched at least as closely by the corporate-police state here and for the most part could care less.
Truly it's a world wide phenomenon for governments and corporations to track us simply because they can and there is no way and no one to stop them.
My experience has been individual resistance efforts are a losing game of whack-a-mole. Just when you think you got them beat in one place, they pop up with new nasty trick in another. And they lie a lot about it, too.
There are a lot of very smart people playing this game and the prizes are vast power and riches.
Doesn't mean we should quit. Instead, we should try harder.
I never saw the movie Syriana based, in part, on Baer's book . IIRC the book See No Evil reconstructed the US Embassy bombing in Lebanon in great detail and in my opinion is a good read.
IIRC I read a novel, too, by Robert Baer a long time ago. Based on his Wikipedia page he appears to have one novel Blow the House Down. That may have been it. IIRC it was a gripping page turner until the end when it fell apart, IMO, perhaps because of trying to resolve too many good threads. It's about ten years since I read it and still recommend it, if you don't care about endings.
IIRC there was a scene where the FBI had to follow a suspect into Harlem, or the like, on short notice. Realizing their race, shoes, Ohio State sweatshirts, etc, would blow their cover they rapidly got the CIA involved ...