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80-20's Reasoned & Unique Position On "China Initiative"
Q1: What is "China Initiative"?
A: Click here to read DOJ's official definition of China Initiative. It has 10
Q2: 80-20 has NOT joined the call to terminate "China Initiative", why?
A: 80-20 does NOT object to the rationale behind the existence of "China Initiative". Such a project is, unfortunately, an unavoidable consequence of a bad U.S.-China relationship. To illustrate this trend, 2 months ago CIA established a "China Mission Centre." Our National Security Council has a Senior Director for China in Jon Czin who was 1 of Biden's 6 staff in his virtual meeting with Pres. Xi of China. To ask DOJ to terminate China Initiative is politically unrealistic.
Even if one were to succeed in "terminating" it, such a project will exist underground. Our community will suffer more, because a covert program has NO transparency & accountability!
However, DOJ has grossly violated the human rights of the 5 million persons of Chinese descent in the U.S. in its EXECUTION of "China Initiative", as is documented in Q4. We must strenuously fight against such violation.
Q3: Isn't there a racial profiling issue in the "China Initiative"?
A: NO. If DOJ were investigating illegal transfer of technology to France, and
it focuses on Chinese, that is racial profiling. For DOJ to pay more attention to the Chinese community in its execution of "China Initiative," it is only common sense.
Q4: Are there evidence of DOJ violating our human rights?
A: Yes. First, I'll provide anecdotal evidence, and then statistical evidence.
(1) Anecdotal Evidence
The FBI has long engaged in the non-physical but extremely punishing torture of INNOCENT individuals of Chinese descent. FBI agents had lied, cheated & made incredibly stupid mistakes to incriminate our innocent individuals through the legal grinds of arrest, indictment, and court trials.
Examples are the well-publicized cases of Sherry Chen (2012), Prof. Xiaoxing
Xi (2015) and Prof. Anming Hu (2020). The terror & plight brought to these INNOCENT individuals and their families have created a terrifying Chilling Effect on our community.
(2) Statistical Evidence
(a) In a joint research project conducted by C-100 & the Univ. of Arizona, it is found
that 50.7% of scientists of Chinese descent feel considerable fear and/or anxiety that
they are being surveilled by the U.S. government, compared to only 11.7% of
scientists of non-Chinese descent.
(b) Normally less than 5% of Asian Americans would donate anonymously. To verify,
click on http://www.80-20ef.org/SELF_results.html, which shows names of 2600
donors. However, more than 50% of the 995 donors to Prof. Anming Hu's family to
help them buy food chose anonymity! Why? Likely, the donors feared that the U.S.
government might not approve of their donations. How sad for our government!
While advocating "human rights" worldwide, it scared its own people to such an
Q5: DOJ worried about "non-traditional collectors" for China, is that why it is creating the Chilling Effect to scare the hack out of the Chinese community?
A: Yes, that is our guess. FBI director Wray has a preference for using totalitarian methodology. He advocated repeatedly in his Senate testimonies that we need to use "whole-of-society response" to catch Chinese spies - a not-so- subtle hint that there are Chinese spies everywhere in the U.S.
Could Director Wray be correct? NO! FBI's own record has clearly disproved the above myth. After a 3-year effort under China Initiative, DOJ
has gotten less than 10 convictions on individuals of Chinese descent. Hence the ratio of bad folks in our community is NOT 1 in 10 or 100 or 1,000. It is 1 in 500,000 in a community of 5 million.
DOJ needs to drastically revise its "China Initiative" playbook in order to stop the gross misconducts against the Chinese community in the EXECUTION of its China Initiative.
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 acknowledge all donors, including
(1) Wei-jing Zhu, Palo Alto, CA, $10,000 using his much appreciated
shares of stocks to get tax advantages.
（2) Jing-Li Yu, New York, NY, $2,500 ,
(3) Steve & Terry Chan, Montville, NJ, $1018,
(4) William Shih, Palos Verdes Estate, CA, $1,000,
(5) Astrid L. Szeto,Laguna Niguel , CA, $1,000, and
(6) Minfend Xu, Ballstone Lake, CA, $1,000.