During the 1950s, McCarthyism and the campaign against alleged communists also impacted Asian Americans. Former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover raised public suspicion that Chinese American scientists collaborated with China. Former FBI Director James Comey advocated "to name and shame through indictments or sanctions or public relations campaigns."
During a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on February 13, 2018 on worldwide threats to the US, current FBI Director Chris Wray singled out Chinese students and scholars as a national security threat as potential spies for China. The remarks sparked strong protest from Chinese communities in the US.
2018 Issues in Science and Technology: Is Innovation China’s Next Great Leap Forward?
2018/08/01 Wall Street Journal: Congress Passes Defense Bill That’s Tough on China
2018/08/09 Inside Higher Ed: Did Trump Call Most Chinese Students Spies?
2018/07/19 Business Insider: FBI director calls China 'the broadest, most significant' threat to the US and says its espionage is active in all 50 states
2018/05/19 Meeting with FBI Field Office: Dialogue with the FBI: Industrial Espionage and the Chinese Community in Silicon Valley
2018/03/23 Huffington Post: FBI Director Defends Remarks That Chinese People In U.S. Pose Threats
2018/03/21 NBC News: FBI chief on biggest threats: China spies, terror, rise in violent crime
2018/03/16 American Institute of Physics: US Confronting Threat of Chinese Exploitation of Intellectual Property
2018/03/01 14 Coalition Organizations: Coalition letter to FBI Director Wray
2018/03/01 Press Release: Community Organizations Call for Meeting with FBI Director Christopher Wray Regarding Profiling of Students, Scholars, and Scientists with Chinese Origins
2018/02/27 Jeremy Wu: A Letter to the FBI Director: You Made a Grave Mistake
2018/02/22 CGTN: Do Chinese students in US threaten US security?
2018/02/20 Xiaoxing Xi: Speech in front of Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA
2018/02/16 APAPA: Supporting CAPAC Members’ Statement Against Rubio and Wray’s Remarks Singling Out Chinese Students and Scientists
2018/02/16 Committee of 100: Broad Brush Stereotyping and Targeting of Chinese Students and Academics
2018/02/15 Inside Higher Ed: The Chinese Student Threat?
2018/02/15 CAPAC: Rubio and Wray’s Remarks Singling Out Chinese Students as National Security Threats
2018/02/14 United Chinese Americans: Senator Rubio and FBI Director Wray’s Recent Remarks on Chinese Students Being National Security Threat
2018/02/13 The Beast: FBI Director’s Shock Claim: Chinese Students Are a Potential Threat
2018/02/13 CSPAN: FBI Director Christopher Wray Statement on Chinese Students Being National Security Threat in Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing
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