China’s great science swindle

Original article by Sharri Markson, Kykar Loussikian
The Australian – Page: 1 & 6 : 24-Aug-20

Andrew Hastie has called for a parliamentary investigation into China’s Thousand Talents Plan. The research scheme sees Australian scientists offered good second salaries and attractive perks, but requires any inventions developed under it to be patented in China and for the scientists to abide by Chinese law. FBI director Christopher Wray has described the Thousand Talents Plan as "economic espionage" and a threat to national security, while Hastie, chair of federal parliament’s joint ­intelligence committee, says the revelations regarding the scheme show how Australian research and intellectual property is being "plundered by the CCP".


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