"My father’s case reflects some of America’s most cherished ideals gone wrong. My father is a hard-working, innocent American who was presumed guilty. He devoted his life to academic research, for the sake of understanding the world around us better and contributing to his university and country — America. He had all that taken away from him in an instant."
"The charges filed against Mr. Xi and Ms. Chen traumatized them and their families and needlessly damaged their professional reputations. Nether got an explanation or an apology from the government. They deserve both."
"If the case against Xi was botched as badly as it appears to have been, the U.S. Attorney's Office can begin to undo the damage and clear his name with a full-throated acknowledgment of its errors. Merely mumbling the bureaucratic equivalent of 'Never mind' won't do."
The New York Times - Sept. 15, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer - Sept. 16, 2015
USA Today - Sept. 20, 2015
The New York Times - Sept. 11, 2015
"Faced with sworn statements from leading scientists, including an inventor of the pocket heater, the Justice Department on Friday afternoon dropped all charges against Dr. Xi, an American citizen."
Washington Post - Nov. 12, 2015
"It appears that we are now in danger of repeating our mistakes. Instead of communism, the fear is centered on Chinese hacking and espionage, and the threats are economic rather than ideological . But the threat to our fellow citizens is the same: It is far easier to make an allegation than to disprove one. And once an allegation has been made public, it is nearly impossible to remove the stain on a person’s reputation."
C-SPAN Video - Oct. 22, 2015
"We, therefore, reiterate the request for a full investigation by the DOJ into the cases of Ms. Chen, Dr. Xi, and other similar cases regarding whether race or ethnicity played a role. We also request that the DOJ conduct a full investigation regarding why it appears there is a pattern and practice of minorities being singled out for arrest and indictment by federal officials."
Nov. 5, 2015
C-SPAN Video - Nov. 17, 2015
ACM Worldwide, Youtube - Nov. 17, 2015 (statement starts at 0:45)
Official Website of U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu - Nov. 17, 2015
PR Newswire - Nov. 23, 2015
Science - Nov. 13, 2015
Dec. 4, 2015
Philadelphia Inquirer - March 22, 2016
CBS News, Bill Whitaker - May 15, 2016
Philadelphia Inquirer - May 15, 2016