Economy & Business, International, Politics

Another Professor Goes Down for “Undisclosed Chinese Ties”

On Thursday, a federal jury convicted a former University of Kansas professor of hiding his ties to the Chinese government. Feng Tao, also known as Franklin Tao, 50, was convicted of three counts of wire fraud and one count of false statements by a federal jury after purposefully hiding that he was employed by a government affiliated university in China, according to a report from Fox News.

While Tao was working for a government university in China, he was also working on research funded by the U.S. government while at the University of Kansas, according to the Department of Justice.

In 2018, Tao began working at Fuzhou University as a Changjiang Scholar Distinguished Professor, which required him to be a full-time employee of the university, court documents stated. While employed as a professor by the University of Kansas, Tao was required to file annual reports of any outside employment that could be a conflict of interest. According to the DOJ, Tao never made any reference to his position at the CCP affiliated Fuzhou University during his tenure with Kansas. Read more…

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