US federal agencies are targeting international talent recruitment efforts such as China’s ‘Thousand Talents’ programme after an increasing number of warnings that the nation’s universities and government research facilities are vulnerable to intellectual property theft by hostile foreign governments.
The annual Lunar New Year Parade is a celebration of Asian-American culture. It also celebrates the contributions made by Asian-Americans. However, a so-called anti-cult organization recently hired people to hold up Chinese flags behind police barricades along the parade route.
The authors of a November 2018 report by the Hoover Institution that called for “constructive vigilance” against Chinese influence on U.S. institutions faced an oftentimes critical, predominantly Chinese audience in a panel discussion on their findings, which ranged from Chinese propaganda in U.S. media to illicit technology transfer.
In his presentation, Thomas Gilligan, director of the Hoover Institution, highlighted the institution’s strengths as a policy research center and archive, its engagement with the university and its aspirations for the future.