1月27日:APAPA將舉行關於陳霞芬事件的新聞發佈會

APAPA關於陳霞芬事件的新聞發佈會

新聞稿發布於
2016年1月20日

聯繫人:
Albert Wang, MD
APAPA全國事務委員會主席

Sacramento, CA – 亞太裔公共事務聯盟(APAPA)將於2016年1月27日(星期三)上午11:00點在斯坦福大學的斯坦福大學教師俱樂部(Stanford Faculty Club)舉行新聞發佈會,涉及關於近期尤其在科技工程領域裏發生的針對華裔專業人士的種族偏見和冤假錯案。本次會議將專門討論陳霞芬事件。陳霞芬(Sherry Chen)是美國聯邦政府雇員,她因被懷疑涉及四項經濟間諜罪而被逮捕和停職,隨後又被毫無解釋地緊急釋放和結案。這個事件導致她的信譽和財務狀況受到巨大衝擊。本次活動只對媒體開放。請注意不可以在任何報刊文章引用“斯坦福大學教師俱樂部(Stanford Faculty Club)“這個名稱。任何媒體在這樣做之前必須獲得美國斯坦福大學的批准。

最近,在美華人科學家,技術專業人員,學術研究人員,以及聯邦政府雇員已日益成為與危害國家安全、知識產權盜竊及企業間諜活動相關的刑事調查和起訴的重點。隨著多起被高調宣傳的所謂間諜和商業秘密交換案件的發生,我們不得不質疑其中的種族偏見歧視和對華裔美國人公民權利及憲法權利的侵犯。

APAPA支持陳霞芬,一個曾任職於美國俄亥俄州國家氣象局的美國公民。她被誣告為中國政府從事間諜活動,她的生活也因此遭受極大的傷害。儘管陳霞芬被指控四項重罪,面臨25年徒刑,100萬美元的罰款,名譽也被汙損,但聯邦調查局(FBI)卻沒有發現任何可以起訴她為間諜的證據。在沒有任何解釋或道歉的情況下,所有指控被緊急撤銷。她目前面臨被終止工作和需支付超過20萬美元的律師費。

APAPA現將主辦兩項活動,誠邀公眾參加:

關於在中美之間推進技術合作的法律風險的講座研討會(與百人會聯合主辦)
時間:1月28日(星期四)下午6:30 PM
地點:Sheraton Palo Alto ( Sequoia – Oak room ), 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301

支持陳霞芬(Sherry Chen) 法律維權的募款午宴
時間:1月30日(星期六)中午12 時
地點:矽谷Cupertino市, 大鴻福餐館, 20588 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino CA 95014 

1月28日的研討會將由APAPA全國事務委員會主席Albert Wang的介紹開始,隨後百人會成員George Koo博士和Brian Sun律師將作相關報告和評論(Brian Sun曾是另一個種族偏見受害人李文和博士的辯護律師)。他們將討論複雜的美國法律環境,歷史淵源,相關地緣政治背景,以及在此背景下發生的美國政府針對華裔美國科學家和聯邦政府雇員的有影響的類似訴訟案件。陳霞芬女士也將出席並講訴她作為種族偏見受害者的經歷,並針對如何避免類似困境提出建議。

APAPA全國事務委員會主席Albert Wang醫師說:“在2000年,Parker法官曾在公開法庭上為受到美國政府的誤導向李文和博士道歉,然而針對美國華裔科學家的種族偏見至今仍在繼續。陳霞芬女士就是又一個受害者。我呼籲我們的社區共同分擔二十多萬美元的律師費並繼續支持她可能的未來維權訴訟。”

讓我們一起參加1月30日(週六)在Cupertino大鴻福餐廳舉辦的陳霞芬募款午宴,或者在www.sherrychendefensefund.com/donate.html線上捐贈。你也可以開支票的方式捐贈,支票抬頭請填“Sherry Chen Legal Defense Fund”,並請寄至APAPA National Headquarters,4000 Truxel Rd,Suite 3,Sacramento, CA 95834。請注意此項捐贈不能抵税。


APAPA是一個中立的非營利性草根基層組織,致力於通過教育和對公民及公共事務的積極參與來促進亞太裔美國人的進步與地位的提高。 

English Version:


APAPA
Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association
Community Education Foundation (APAPA-CEF)
Empowering and Engaging Asian Pacific Islander Americans
Non-profit organization 501(c) 3 Tax ID No. 55-0849384

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2016

Contact:Albert Wang, MD
APAPA National Issues Committee Chair

Sacramento, CA – The Asian Pacific American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) will host a press conference on Wednesday, January 27, 2015, 11:00 AM at Stanford University – Stanford Faculty Club to address the issue of recent racial profiling and false imprisonment of Asian American professionals particularly in the STEM fields. This conference specifically will highlight the case of U.S. federal employee, Sherry Chen, who was suspended based on suspicions of 4 counts of economic espionage that were subsequently dropped without explanation. Her reputation and finances suffered tremendously as the result. This event is open to media only. Please note that “Stanford Faculty Club” cannot be referenced in any press articles. Press must acquire approval from Stanford University before doing so.

Recently, Chinese American scientists, technology professionals, academic researchers, and federal government employees in the United States have increasingly become the focus of criminal investigations and prosecutions involving national security, intellectual property theft, and corporate espionage. With various high profile cases of alleged espionage and exchange of trade secrets, concerns have risen for racial discrimination and violations of civil and constitutional rights of U.S. citizens of Asian descent. APAPA offers support to Sherry Chen, a US Citizen and employee of the National Weather Service office in Ohio, whose life was turned upside down upon false accusation of spying for the Chinese government. Despite the very serious charges of four felonies, 25 years in prison, $1 million in fines, and a tarnished reputation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) found no evidence of espionage to prosecute her. The charges were dropped abruptly without explanation or apology from the U.S. government. She currently risks termination from her job and over $200,000 in legal fees.

The public is invited to two upcoming events: a seminar in collaboration with the Committee of 100 (C-100) on the Legal Risks in Advancing Technology between the U.S. and China on Thursday, January 28th at Sheraton Palo Alto ( Sequoia – Oak room ), 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301, and a fundraiser in Cupertino on Saturday, January 30th hosted by APAPA to support Sherry Chen’s legal defense costs. 

The seminar program on January 28th will begin with an introduction from APAPA National Issues Committee Chair, Albert Wang, followed by a presentation and comments from C-100 members Dr. George Koo and former defense lawyer for another racial profiling victim Dr. Wen Ho Lee, Brian Sun, to discuss the complex U.S. legal environment, historical context, and geo-political background surrounding similar notable cases that have been brought by the U.S. government against Chinese American scientists and federal employees. Ms. Chen will also be present to share her experience as a victim of racial profiling and how to avoid such predicament. 

APAPA National Issues Committee Chair Dr. Albert Wang stated, “In 2000, Judge Parker apologized to Dr. Wen Ho Lee for being misled by the government in open court, but racial profiling of Chinese American scientists continued.  Ms.Chen is yet another victim.  I urge our community to support her by helping her cover the mounting debt for legal fees in excess of $200,000.  Let's join her on Saturday, January 30th at Hong Fu Restaurant in Cupertino, make a donation online at http://www.sherrychendefensefund.com/donate.html , or send a check made out to "Sherry Chen Legal Defense Fund" and mail to APAPA National Headquarters at 4000 Truxel Road, Suite 3, Sacramento, CA 95834. Donations are not tax deductible.

APAPA is a non-profit, non-partisan and grassroots organization. Its mission is to promote the advancement of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Americans through education and active participation in civic and public affairs.



1月27日:APAPA將舉行關於陳霞芬事件的新聞發佈會


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