Several Chinese American citizens have been accused of spying for China. They have been found not guilty and their agencies/organizations have refused to reinstate them into their prior position. Dr. Sherry Chen, on appeal, requested her job back. The judge ruled that the situation was egregious and she was to be reinstated, with full pay and benefits. Now the U.S. Department of Commerce has appealed the ruling by the hearing examiner. See show on 60-Minutes this Sunday, August 29th at 7:00 pm.
UPDATE: CBS 60 Minutes re-broadcast “ Collateral Damage” nationwide with updates on the stories of Sherry Chen and Professor Xiaoxing Xi on August 26, 2018. Bill Whitaker reports on these Americans wrongly accused of espionage-related crimes as the U.S. steps up the fight against Chinese theft of U.S. trade secrets and intellectual property. There is an additional piece in 60 Minutes Overtime, titled “The Spy Who Wasn’t,” about Professor Xi and his family. As innocent Chinese Americans are being accused as spies, the impact on them and their families lasts far beyond the legal fees and dropped charges.
Links to the 60 Minutes episodes with scripts can be found at Sherry Chen Defense Fund.