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A Fugitive Chinese Mogul Spent Big to Overturn the 2020 Election

Mother Jones illustration; Don Emmert/AFP/Getty; Drew Angerer/Getty Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reporting. Subscribe to our print magazine.A fugitive Chinese mogul who has worked closely with Steve Bannon—and who is under federal investigation for fraud—spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to support efforts to overturn the 2020…

The DOJ’s China Initiative Dragnet Is Over. But the Aftereffects Will Be Felt for Years.

Samuel Corum/Getty Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reporting. Subscribe to our print magazine.Nearly three years ago, a University of Kansas chemistry professor named Feng “Franklin” Tao was arrested and accused of concealing his work for a Chinese university. His arrest “disrupted the transfer of American intellectual…