February 06, 2020

China’s Lavish Scientific Funds Fall Into Prosecutors’ Spotlight

Featuring Elsa B. Kania

Source: The New York Times

Journalists Ellen Barry, Gina Kolata

More than a decade into his career as an organic chemist, Jon Antilla found a solution to the grinding task of fund-raising that, increasingly, was squeezing out his time in the laboratory.

Leaving a tenured position at the University of South Florida, he relocated to Tianjin University in China, where he was awarded a grant through a Chinese recruitment program, Thousand Talents.

He wasn’t alone: Colleagues in Tianjin’s chemistry department had given up tenured positions at the University of California, San Diego, and Texas A&M, among other prestigious institutions, attracted by China’s readily available funding.

Read the full story and more in The New York Times.

Authors

  • Elsa B. Kania

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Elsa B. Kania is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. Her research focuses on Chinese military...