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100 MIT Faculty Members Stand In Solidarity With Prof Accused Of Secret Ties To China

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100 MIT faculty members have signed a letter standing in “solidarity” with fellow professor Gang Chen, who has been accused of hiding financial ties to China, saying that DOJ charges are “a complaint against all of us, and an affront to any citizen who values science and the scientific enterprise,” adding, “we are all Gang Chen.”

“As colleagues and friends of MIT Professor Gang Chen, we share our dismay and pain over his recent arrest,” said the faculty members in their letter. “We all know Gang as a truly beloved teacher, scholar, scientist, mentor, colleague, and world leading academic.”

“All his global work has been furthering MIT’s mission ‘to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century,’” they added.

Professor Chen was arrested and charged with grant fraud last week after allegedly failing to disclose his work for Communist China to the U. S. Department of Energy.

“We are standing in solidarity with our colleague,” continued the faculty members in their letter. “Moreover, we are writing to encourage that you and MIT continue to stand forthrightly, proudly, and energetically behind Gang Chen.”

The MIT faculty members went on to say that … (Read more)

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