Konnech's rise from Jinhua Yulian Network to Hongzheng Technology begins on January 25, 2006, when CEO Eugene Yu was accepted into the Chinese Academy of Sciences Jinhua Science and Technology Park.
The Konnech story is much bigger than U.S. election software and best understood through the lens of China’s rise into a global superpower. Regardless of the actions of federal law enforcement or county prosecutors, many of the facts of this case are archived on deleted Chinese government websites, waiting to be uncovered by those who are willing to look. What is the truth about Konnech’s connection to China?
In 2019, the United States Senate released a report entitled Threats to the U.S. Research Enterprise: China’s Talent Recruitment Plans that explains how China’s more than 200 overseas talent recruitment plans—the most prominent of which is the Thousand Talents Plan—has contributed to China’s global rise over the last 20 years.
During that time, China openly recruited U.S.-based researchers, scientists, and entrepreneurs in the public and private sector to provide China with knowledge and intellectual capital in exchange for monetary gain and other benefits.