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The China Syndrome
 

And then one of Fair’s researchers, New Zealand native Richard Marshall, moved to the People’s Republic of China. Partly as a consequence of Marshall’s advocacy and technical assistance, today, twenty-two Chinese organizations are pursuing EML research.

No good deed goes unpunished, it seems, especially if it is a good deed for a country the U.S. fears. Spooks from an entity located inside the beltway met with people at the IAT and rumors proliferated that Marshall might be indicted for espionage.

Marshall’s accusers finally backed off, for apparently Marshall was, like even the most political of weapons researchers, collegial in his relations with those who work for those designated the “enemy.” Lowell Wood is a case in point. In the mid-70s, he let slip something classified at a typically collegial meeting with Soviet scientists, and this culminated in a secret trial. Wood got off by proving that this information previously had been leaked by others, so he had done no harm.

Marshall later teamed with Wang Ying and Cheng Shukang to write the book Physics of Electric Launch, published in 2004 by Science Press, a Chinese company. Chinese researchers continue to be surprisingly open, submitting 44 abstracts for the 13th EML Symposium, held May 22-25, 2006 in Berlin, Germany. These included topics such as EM armor that, if conducted by U.S. researchers, would not have made it past the censors.

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“National Overview – China,” by Wang Ying, presentation at the 13th EML Symposium, May 23, 2006.

Star Warriors, by William Broad (Simon and Schuster, 1985) pp. 184-185.

 

 
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