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SCW NEWSWATCH: "China’s Science Talent-Recruitment Program Draws Fresh Attention; Beijing is trying to lure scientists as part of a covert technology-transfer plan. But why are so many of them falling for it?" - Diplomat 8.25.20

"... [T]hink tank [Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)] ... [examined] how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) uses overseas 'talent-recruitment' stations to gain access to technology through covert and nontransparent means. ... [According to their] report "Hunting the Phoenix" ... the CCP has at least 600 stations around the world that identify and recruit scientists and technologists who’d be valuable to China’s quest for technological dominance. Reuters reported ... that ... state-run Chinese television [reported] President Xi Jinping ... [stating] that his country will bring in 'world class research teams' to push innovation ... promot[ing] economic growth. Since the inception of China’s Thousand Talents Plan in 2008, more than 10,000 overseas scientists (including, though not exclusively, those of Chinese ethnicity) have been invited to work in the country under extremely lucrative terms, according to former U.S. Central Intelligence Agency officer William Hannas. ..."

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Key Words: China, Spies, Science, 1000 Talents, Spying, Espionage

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