Researcher Under FBI Investigation for Allegedly Hiding Ties to CCP

Researcher Under FBI Investigation for Allegedly Hiding Ties to China
Laboratory technicians test amples of blood from chickens for bird flu at an animal hospital in Beijing, China, on Feb. 6, 2004. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images)

A Chinese researcher who once worked at The Jackson Laboratory is under FBI investigation, for allegedly failing to disclose his financial ties to China in applications for U.S. government funding.

Ruan Yijun, a geneticist, failed to disclose his participation in a Chinese state-sponsored recruitment program called the Thousand Talents program and his collaboration agreement with China’s state-run Shenzhen People’s Hospital, according to an FBI affidavit unsealed on Mar. 2. The affidavit was filed in federal court in Bangor, Maine, on Dec. 30 last year.

Full Story: https://www.ntd.com/researcher-under-fbi-investigation-for-allegedly-hiding-ties-to-china_576979.html