Skip to comments.Education or espionage? A Chinese student takes his homework home to China
Posted on 06/25/2020 10:36:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
SHENZHEN, China Meet the man dubbed China's Elon Musk, Ruopeng Liu. Like Musk, he's working on sending people into space, and has already sent them flying. He's the man behind jet-powered surfboards, and is a multi-billionaire at just 35 years old.
"We call ourselves the future studio," said Liu during an NBC News visit to his company's headquarters here. "We design the future."
But is he guilty of stealing the intellectual property of a famous American scientist?
Dr. David Smith of Duke University is one of the world's experts on something called "metamaterials." Liu, who says he had long been a fan of Smith's, came to the U.S. a dozen years ago with the express intent of studying at Smith's lab. Some observers, including the former assistant director of counterintelligence at the FBI, believe he was actually on mission from the Chinese government.
Dr. Smith is famous for creating a metamaterial that functions as a so-called "invisibility cloak." Metamaterials, he explains, are "some weird material that doesn't exist in nature." Dr. Smith's invisibility cloak is not like Harry Potter's famous version as it does not hide things from the human eye, but it does make them invisible to microwave signals.
Dr. Smith's discovery is such a big deal it was even a question on Jeopardy and made the routines of various late night comedians.
The U.S. military saw the potential of the "invisible" material and spent millions supporting Dr. Smith's basic research on optical and electromagnetic material design, with the hope that one day it could be used to protect U.S. forces.
Liu believes his work at the Duke University lab was simply "fundamental research" that he brought back to China. U.S. law enforcement officials believe it is an example of a trend: Chinese theft of U.S. intellectual property.
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I have read that all Chinese students here are expected to bring or send back something valuable to the CCP. Info, tech, eq, whatever.
Judging by the great number of muzzies and Chinese, the US really knows how to load up the country with people who hate us and do us harm and PDJT is not changing this policy.
The Chinese don’t invent anything. They just steal ideas and build it cheaper.
I’ll be happy when there are no longer any Chinese studying in US universities.
Id you read the original article to the end, you would see that even NBS admits that Trump is actively trying to change the situation.
RE: Ill be happy when there are no longer any Chinese studying in US universities.
China has a backdoor to this... they can PAY BIG MONEY to the best western minds to do their most innovative and creative work for them. They don’t have to send students to come to this country, they can invite the best minds to GO TO THEIR COUNTRY.
In fact, they’re doing it now even as we speak. See here:
China is just taking advantage of what we allowed them to do once this country became Lazy, Fat and Stupid.
Every Ivy League professor, almost without exception, is for sale to the highest bidder.
When are we going to punish China for this?
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