It was because a Russian in Russia told me about a new post on Steve Hsu's blog that I decided to actually go across the firewall on another computer. It was some interview with some Harvard math PhD (1990) from mainland China. I skimmed through the transcript very quickly. I recall Steve Hsu said something like "NYT makes China seem dystopian and makes you think how anybody in the right mind would want to move there." I won't comment on that, other than that my opinion of ethnic Chinese with (voluntary) American association is generally quite low. Most of the involuntary ones (such as born there or moved there with parents as a kid) are pretty shit too, but I guess they have some sort of excuse. It's more of a cultural/personality/outlook matter than an ability one, though in the latter, they are also rather overrated.
Anyhow, this Lieber guy is Jewish, Wiki says his three best students were Hongjie Dai, Peidong Yang, Philip Kim all professors of chemistry at top US schools. My reaction was damn, if US can screw over a Jew for some STEM connection with China, then they can easily screw over ethnic Chinese. Including Princeton University computer science professor Kai Li, who is on the board of directors of a company creating fingerprint recognition for Chinese police department, deployed on the Chinese "Golden Shield" network. See https://gmachine1729.livejournal.com/145256.html.
Harvard chemistry professor Charles Lieber arrested for connection with Chinese university
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