A buddy of mine sent me this notice from the United States Department of Justice:

Harvard University Professor and Two Chinese Nationals Charged in Three Separate China Related Cases

The Department of Justice announced today that the Chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department and two Chinese nationals have been charged in connection with aiding the People’s Republic of China.

Dr. Charles Lieber, 60, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, was arrested this morning and charged by criminal complaint with one count of making a materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statement. Lieber will appear this afternoon before Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler in federal court in Boston, Massachusetts.

Yanqing Ye, 29, a Chinese national, was charged in an indictment today with one count each of visa fraud, making false statements, acting as an agent of a foreign government and conspiracy. Ye is currently in China.

Zaosong Zheng, 30, a Chinese national, was arrested on Dec. 10, 2019, at Boston’s Logan International Airport and charged by criminal complaint with attempting to smuggle 21 vials of biological research to China. On Jan. 21, 2020, Zheng was indicted on one count of smuggling goods from the United States and one count of making false, fictitious

Here is some very important information about Dr. Lieber.

According to court documents, since 2008, Dr. Lieber who has served as the Principal Investigator of the Lieber Research Group at Harvard University, which specialized in the area of nanoscience, has received more than $15,000,000 in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense (DOD). These grants require the disclosure of significant foreign financial conflicts of interest, including financial support from foreign governments or foreign entities. Unbeknownst to Harvard University beginning in 2011, Lieber became a “Strategic Scientist” at Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) in China and was a contractual participant in China’s Thousand Talents Plan from in or about 2012 to 2017. China’s Thousand Talents Plan is one of the most prominent Chinese Talent recruit plans that are designed to attract, recruit, and cultivate high-level scientific talent in furtherance of China’s scientific development, economic prosperity and national security. These talent programs seek to lure Chinese overseas talent and foreign experts to bring their knowledge and experience to China and reward individuals for stealing proprietary information. Under the terms of Lieber’s three-year Thousand Talents contract, WUT paid Lieber $50,000 USD per month, living expenses of up to 1,000,000 Chinese Yuan (approximately $158,000 USD at the time) and awarded him more than $1.5 million to establish a research lab at WUT.

So the Chinese bribed a Harvard scientist to turn over DOD secrets paid for with $15 million in US taxpayer dollars.

The Thousand Talents Program is not a secret.  Bloomberg News and The New York Times have both written about it.

It exists for the sole purpose of paying scientists to turn over trade secrets about advanced technology, especially military technology, to the Chinese.

I think it’s kismet that Tucker discussed this last night after my buddy sent this to me.

I had touched on this a couple of weeks ago in passing, but it wasn’t the core of my post.  I have touched on why the NBA is kissing China’s ass and how Hollywood censors themselves for China.

The short answer, as Tucker said, is money.  There are 1.38 billion people in China.

That means there are more than one billion more potential customers in China than there are total Americans.

Whatever mass-market product you want to sell, if you want to make billions, your customer base needs to be China and not the United States.

Once upon a time, we were the market and the export market was incidental.  Now the Chinese market is the important market and we are incidental.

That’s why a movie about the Apollo 11 moon landing didn’t show a US flag.  They didn’t want to offend the Chinese government, who wants to beat us back to the moon.

Patriotism or principle no longer exists at the corporate elite level.  It’s simply who can make the most money.  Selling out our national security and culture to China is part of how they intend to do that.

That is why these same elites hate the idea of “nationalism” and why they shit on the US Constitution.  It is their attempt at fighting the cognitive dissonance over the fact that they are getting rich defending a country that tortures people to death and harvests their organs for sale.  If the First Amendment was something written by old, dead, slave-owning, white men and the freedom of speech is just a tool to spread hate and racism, than it is okay to sell out to a nation that has neither the First Amendment or freedom of speech and tortures a man for making a joke about the police in a chatroom.

There is a solution for this, one that Tucker didn’t mention.

We have to try to reinstitute patriotism into America.  That might stop future leaders from selling out to China – if the US still exists that far into the future.

But that won’t stop what is going on now.

My solution, and I am being serious, sodium thiopental.

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for espionage for supplying top-secret information about nuclear weapons, radar, and supersonic flight to the Soviets.

If a professor provides $15 million in DOD research to China, send him to Terre Haute and stick a needle in his arm.

Zuckerberg too, for selling the Chinese government Americans’ personal information.

And if I’m being frank here, I think I’m going to stop worrying about and start rooting for the coronavirus.  Our government might not take the threat that China poses seriously because they make too much money from China, but viruses don’t care about money.

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By J. Kb

6 thoughts on “Chinese mammon and the future of America”
  1. I wonder about that “Unbeknownst to Harvard University…” part. Really? I would assume that Harvard knew about it and gave its blessing, but now that he got caught they disclaim knowledge.

    1. Depends on his employment contract, whether he had to disclose outside activity like this.

      I’d have guessed so … but he might have simply chosen not to and taken the risk of not doing so. $600k a year is a bit of an inducement to risk getting censured. Of course, if he has tenure, it’s likely the university couldn’t really do more than wag a finger when they found out.

  2. Semi-off-topic: Since the way to stop climate change is to stop using fossil fuels and to de-industrialize in general, and China, which is by far the world’s biggest polluter, is in the process of returning to the 17th century because of the coronavirus, does this mean that the oceans will stop rising, etc., and the world will be saved? If so, then the coronavirus is the best thing ever! Kinda sad that the Chinese will have to live without toilet paper, though.

  3. Honestly, I’m really not worried about China. Now that Coronachan is kicking their ass, so much bad press on them is out in the open that they will not recover from.

    Add to that, the history of China is that of failure. Yes, they’ll have dynasties and the occasional major success, but for whatever reason it all comes crashing down like a house of cards and they’re back to square one in short order. The fact that much of their tech n research is stolen rather than produced tells me they’re imitative, not innovated. Not true leaders in progress.

    Tl;dr- China has failed so often for so long, why would now be any different?

    1. We’ve also seen this strategy before, when Japan was ascendant. And then they got hit by the bills coming due from their spending spree, combined with a demographic crash.
      China’s doing the exact same things, but the tyrannical government is making the inevitable crash inevitably harder.

  4. There’s an op-ed in today’s WSJ by Jimmy Lai (Hong Kong entrepreneur and media chief). He reminds us of the fundamental problem with dictatorships: not only do they lie to their people, but everyone lies to their government bosses. So while the system runs by centralized control and top-down decision making, the data needed to make those decisions are not available.
    Emmanuel Todd went over this in great detail in his amazing book “The Final Fall — an essay on the Decomposition of the Soviet Sphere”. Back in 1976 he explained that the USSR was in very bad shape, much worse than people generally believed, that it would inevitably fall apart soon, and how. Both his methods of analysis and his conclusions carry over to today’s red China.

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