It’s undeniable that American enemies are operating inside the country.
There are spies at top institutions and corridors of power working on behalf of foreign governments.
And a shocking arrest was made regarding a frightening spy ring within the U.S.
Federal law enforcement officials arrested Harvard professor Dr. Charles Lieber regarding his involvement with an elaborate scheme orchestrated by the Chinese government to steal proprietary information from American universities.
Lieber, Chairman of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard, allegedly lied to investigators about his participation in the program fronted by the communist party of China.
Lieber was recruited by the Chinese government to build a laboratory for the Wuhan University of Technology (WUT).
He was given $1.5 million to build the lab, and he was paid $50,000 a month as well as $150,000 a year for living expenses.
According to investigators, Lieber lied about his involvement with a program run by the communist Chinese government called the Thousand Talents Plan, which aimed to embed Chinese students at American institutions.
And recently, Zaosong Zheng, a Chinese citizen studying at Harvard on a student visa, was arrested at Boston Logan International Airport for trying to smuggle 21 vials of cancer research out of the country.
It isn’t yet clear if Zheng was a part of the Thousand Talents Plan or had any intersection with Dr. Lieber, but the coincidence of two people being arrested at Harvard in conjunction with an investigation into Chinese spying certainly raises red flags.
According to the FBI the Chinese government “uses postgraduate students and post-graduate researchers and professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to obtain and often steal intellectual property from the U.S.”
This fits into China’s strategy of being the world’s number one superpower.
The country has been under the thumb of communism for 70 years with little hope of moderation.
When Richard Nixon opened up China to trade in the early 1970s, the idea was economic prosperity would moderate the country.
And while that’s made China rich, it hasn’t much loosened China’s authoritarian grip on the populace.
The main effect has been that China now has the economic power to export their anti-freedom values to the rest of the world.
People are now beginning to understand the threat that China truly poses.
Donald Trump engaged in a trade war with China because he felt it was necessary to correct decades of trade imbalances.
Thus far, the strategy has worked, but China is unpredictable.
Meanwhile, they have spies within the U.S. agitating against the country or stealing intellectual property.
That’s why the Department of Defense yanked funding from schools with Confucius Cultural Centers, which have essentially been exposed as fronts for the communist party of China.
The recent arrests at Harvard should be a warning that China is willing to do whatever it takes to bring the rest of the world to heel.