September 22, 2021

Higher Education

Case Files: Researchers arrested over ties to China

Amy Keller | 5/26/2021

In 2013, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration recognized Chunzai Wang, a Miami-based oceanographer, as the agency’s Scientific Employee of the Year for “professional excellence and exceptional productivity.” Four years later, Wang, one of the world’s top experts on climate change and hurricanes, was arrested and charged with making fraudulent claims and “illegal supplementation” of his government salary related to his involvement in several Chinese talent programs.


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Tags: Education, Government/Politics & Law, Research & Development, Feature, China Connection


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