A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
The head of the U.S. Department of Justice's National Security Division, Matthew Olsen, spoke on February 23, 2022. While emphasizing the size and persistence of the threat of the Chinese government, Olsen also announced the Department was ending its China Initiative. Then Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the initiative on November 1, 2018. Olsen spoke at George Mason University.
Links to interviews USCI has conducted and documents it has collected relating to the Justice Department's push to curb Chinese economic espionage.
Several months into the Biden administration, the U.S. Department of Justice issued this update on its China Initiative. Matthew Olsen has replaced John Demers as Assistant Attorney General for National Security. Many remain critical of the initiative's design and implementation, though not of its intent to protect U.S. intellectual property and national security. The page below reproduces (with some editorial notes) the DOJ report.
Following his experience being falsely accused as a spy by the FBI, Xiaoxing Xi spoke to us on defending Chinese colleagues against injustice, safeguarding open fundamental research on university campuses, and protecting American leadership in science and technology.
The U.S. Department of Justice launched its China Initiative in 2018. It issued this progress report in late 2020.
This is the U.S. Department of Justice announcement of the indictment of physicist Xiaoxing Xi. The charges were subsequently dropped.