Remember three weeks ago, when I told you about University of Kansas professor and researcher, Feng Tao, who was charged with two counts of wire fraud and one count of program fraud for hiding his connection with China? He planned on transferring “intellectual property” from American universities to Chinese universities and recruiting American students.

Well, recently, it was discovered that a Harvard University professor was also on the take from China.

Charles Lieber was arrested for accepting secret money from the Chinese government and lying about his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program.  Lieber, the chair of the department of chemistry and chemical biology, hid his involvement with a Chinese program which lures people with knowledge of foreign technology and intellectual property to China.  He was arrested at Harvard.

ABC News has the details on this ever-growing concern over our American college professors working for our enemy:

Authorities also announced charges against a researcher at Boston University, who is accused of lying about her ties to the Chinese military. Yanqing Ye, who prosecutors say is a lieutenant in the People’s Liberation Army, did work on behalf of the military while studying at the university, such as conducting research and sending documents and information to China, officials said.

U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling called the charges “a small sample of China’s ongoing campaign to siphon off America’s technology and know-how for its country’s gain.”

“No country poses a greater, more severe or long-term threat to our national security and economic prosperity than China,” said Boston FBI agent Joseph Bonavolonta. “China’s communist government’s goal, simply put, is to replace the U.S. as the world superpower, and they are breaking the law to get there,” he said.

American universities are so far left that having an actual communist as a professor is not newsworthy.  It’s not even eyebrow raising anymore.

We frequently hear of conservative families sending their kids to universities, only to have the kids brainwashed into liberalism over the course of their time there.  How far away is this scenario from that all-too-common political transformation?

If students and alumni demanded colleges hire conservatives as professors – to at least address the ideological imbalance of the faculty – this sort of treachery would be much easier to spot.

It’s time to make our universities great again.

Hat Tip: ABC News


About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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