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Following Stanford physics professor’s passing, rumors of ties to Chinese government emerge

Controversy surfaces over alleged link between Shoucheng Zhang’s death and rising U.S.-China tensions

Distinguished Stanford physics professor Shoucheng Zhang passed away on Dec. 1, 2018 at age 55. According to his family, Zhang’s death — an apparent suicide — follows a long “battle with depression.” However, some on Chinese media speculate that Zhang’s death may be related to rising U.S.-China tensions and Zhang’s involvement with Chinese business and government.
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