Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Build Trust with the DOJ

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Careless Research or Fake News?

Recently some AsAm orgs. (NOTE: we are not naming names) have been circulating untruthful stories against DOJ's China Initiative.

They reported that Prof. Anming Hu's case was the first court trial under DOJ's "China Initiative", and yet the prosecution failed. They went on to
infer that China Initiative chased phantom crimes and therefore should be terminated.

The above claim is NOT true.

Prof. Hu's case was NOT the first case or the first academic case. Even Hu's lawyer agrees with 80-20. The DOJ has won cases under China initiative, including the 2019 case against Adjunct Prof. Yi-Chi Shih of UCLA who was tried and convicted.

There is another untruthful story about China Initiative - its sole purpose is to stop "economic espionage or trade secret theft". Click here to read the official definition of "China Initiative." It has 10 components, Its mission is quite broad.

Making Up Stories to Accuse the DOJ is Counter Productive

We hope that our fellow AsAm orgs. will agree with us that circulating unfair and untruthful stories about China Initiative will likely be counter productive. We need to build trust with the DOJ.

80-20 is far from wanting to kiss up to the DOJ. Please read letters from 80-20 President, S. B. Woo, to Attorney General Merrick Garland and to FBI Director Christopher Wray. In those letters, Woo pointed to DOJ agents' gross misconduct against Prof. Anming Hu. Indeed, he explicitly asked Director Wray to fire agent Kujtim Sadiku who lied and cheated to incriminate Prof. Hu.

80-20 hopes thats all AsAm orgs will be fair to the DOJ and build trust. Then and only then will the DOJ correct its excesses in its EXECUTION of "China Initiative".

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S. B. Woo
President and a volunteer for the past 22 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,
Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (1985-89)

80-20 gratefully acknowledges all donors, including $1,000 each from
(1) Rowland W. Chang, Chicago, IL, (2) Nancy Lin, Acadia, CA, and (3) Chen Zong, Princeton, NJ.