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Xiaoxing Xi, Mark Makela/NYT/Redux

Xiaoxing Xi, Mark Makela/NYT/Redux

Sherry Chen, Maddie Mcgarvey/NYT/Redux

Sherry Chen, Maddie Mcgarvey/NYT/Redux

Case of Xiaoxing Xi

New York Times: U.S. Drops Charges That Professor Shared Technology With China

Philadelphia Inquirer: A year later, Temple professor haunted by spying allegations


Case of Sherry Chen

New York Times: Accused of Spying for China, Until She Wasn't

New York Times: Chinese-American Cleared of Spying Charges Now Faces Firing


Cases of Guoqing Cao and Shuyu Li

Indianapolis Star: Feds dismiss charges against former Eli Lilly scientists accused of stealing trade secrets


Pieces about unjust prosecutions of Asian American scientists:

60 Minutes: Collateral Damage

Science: Feature: Chinese-American scientists in the crosshairs

San Francisco Chronicle: Downloading while Asian: Chinese American scientists under fire

NPR Morning Edition: Fine Line Between Countering Security Threats and Racial Profiling

The New Yorker: The Two Asian Americas

Slate: Just the Wrong Amount of American




"The charges filed against Mr. Xi and Ms. Chen traumatized them and their families and needlessly damaged their professional reputations. Neither got an explanation or an apology from the government. They deserve both. "

           -New York Times editorial

"If the case against Xi was botched as badly as it appears to have been, the U.S. Attorney's Office can begin to undo the damage and clear his name with a full-throated acknowledgment of its errors. Merely mumbling the bureaucratic equivalent of 'Never mind' won't do. "

- Philadelphia Inquirer editorial




Joyce Xi, daughter of Xiaoxing Xi: To get my father, Xiaoxing Xi, FBI twisted America's ideals

Peter Zeidenberg, lawyer for Xiaoxing Xi and Sherry Chen: Chinese-Americans are being caught mistakenly in the U.S.'s cybercrime dragnet

Hatem Bazian, UC Berkeley and Zaytuna College professor: Targeting Chinese-Americans is an old ploy!

Noah Feldman, Harvard Law School professor: Prosecutors' Misplaced Fear of Scientists


Representative Judy Chu questions the U.S. Attorney General:




Calls for an investigation

Despite numerous calls for an independent investigation of the Department of Justice after its failed prosecutions, the government has still not yet investigated or acknowledged any wrongdoing.