Originally Posted by brokencycle
Don't you work in academic research (I always assumed lasers for some reason)?
Correct on both counts (government, not university).
Perhaps they were some of those that were stealing intellectual property to send back to China.
It's honestly amazing how often that happens and how it doesn't seem to slow down our hiring of new Chinese postdocs. It drives the information security people insane.
Right now we're not allowed to accept money from China to travel to conferences, probably because of the OPM hack although nobody will say that. But we're still allowed to hire Chinese researchers and have them come learn all our cool shit. Totally rational.