This year's Joseph Levenson Book Prize goes to the 2021 work making "the greatest contribution to increasing understanding of the history, culture, society, politics, or economy of China."
Matthew Olsen, Countering Nation-State Threats, February 23, 2022
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.
Looking at the U.S. Justice Department's China Initiative
Links to interviews USCI has conducted and documents it has collected relating to the Justice Department's push to curb Chinese economic espionage.
Update - U.S. Dept. of Justice on Its China Initiative
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.
Xiaoxing Xi on Defending Chinese Researchers
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.
U.S. Dept. of Justice, The China Initiative: Year in Review, Nov. 16, 2020
The U.S. Department of Justice launched its China Initiative in 2018. It issued this progress report in late 2020.
U.S. Department of Justice, University Professor Charged In Wire Fraud Scheme, May 21, 2015
This is the U.S. Department of Justice announcement of the indictment of physicist Xiaoxing Xi. The charges were subsequently dropped.
Wherever you may be, we wish you and those close to you the very best Year of the Rabbit.
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