Racial Disparities in Economic Espionage Act Prosecutions: A Window into the New Red Scare

Nelson Dong
Frank H. Wu
Gary Locke


This special event featured leading experts from the legal, higher education, public policy arenas. The speakers discussed findings from new research that sheds light on significant racial disparities in the implementation of Economic Espionage Act (EEA) of 1996 and under the China initiative. Data from the research is drawn from nearly 300 defendants across nearly 200 separate cases.

The event was hosted and moderated by Committee of 100 and consisted of the first public unveiling of research jointly led by Committee of 100 and Andrew Chongseh Kim.

Click here to read the full white paper, independent commentaries on the research, the press release, and letters from Committee of 100 leadership and Andrew Kim.


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