The U.S. government has ramped up efforts to target Chinese students and scholars and initiated charges against a number of researchers who had ties with China in scientific research. A new “Red Scare” is looming and has adversely affected the Chinese American and Asian American communities. These efforts have been carried out as part of the Department of Justice’s “China Initiative.”
Are the “China Initiative” achieving its goals? What are the human and scientific costs of it for the U.S.?
APAPA is collaborating with APA Justice, Asian Americans Advancing Justice and United Chinese Americans to host a seminar series to educate the public about the China Initiative and its impact.
This is the first of a series of webinars to examine the ramifications of the U.S. Justice Department’s “China Initiative” on the civil rights and security of Chinese Americans, Chinese immigrants, and Chinese Nationals working in the U.S., as well as the consequences for the broader American society.
The inaugural webinar is designed to provide policy-makers, journalists, attorneys, and community advocates with an overview of the “China Initiative” and the efforts civil rights advocates and the scientific community are making to protect the rights of those investigated and targeted under this discriminatory framework.