Browsing Tag

spy

12 posts

Alleged Chinese Spy Slept With Mayors, Helped Fundraisers During Obama Administration

chinese spy

A suspected Chinese spy targeted politicians in California’s Bay Area and across the country between 2011 and 2015, a year-long investigation by Axios reveals.

To gain proximity to U.S. political power, Fang Fang, also known as Christine Fang, did not only attend campaign fundraisers and cultural events but also engaged in romantic or sexual relations with at least two Midwestern mayors, according to former and current officials who spoke with the outlet.

The FBI Thinks That Chinese Spies are Everywhere in American Colleges

Many Asian-American advocates expressed their outrage after FBI Director Chris Wray said that Chinese students in the United States may pose a national security threat for the country, suggesting they could be gathering intelligence.

At the recent Senate Intelligence Committee’s annual open hearing on the greatest threats to the country, Florida senator, Marco Rubio, asked the director about the the counterintelligence risk posed to U.S. national security from Chinese students, particularly those in advanced programs in science and mathematics.”

China is Teaching Kids to Spot and Report Spies With New Cartoon

Kids in China are now getting a head start in learning how to spot potential spies through educational cartoons. 

Last month, the state-run Chinese Society of Education launched an online course aimed at reinforcing children of their civic responsibility to safeguard the nation. The program, which is currently in its pilot scheme, covers China’s major cities including Beijing, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou.

Alleged Chinese Spy Sentenced in First Ever Case of Sharing Nuclear Secrets With China

The fate of the 66-year-old engineer who was found to be working as a spy for the Chinese government will be decided on Wednesday as he faces sentencing in the first prosecution of such kind in the United States.

Szuhsiung “Allen” Ho has confessed earlier this year to accusations of purchasing American nuclear technology secrets. According to Knox News, Ho’s admission of guilt is in compliance of a plea bargain negotiated by attorneys Wade Davies and Peter Zeidenberg as he hopes to get a shorter sentencing.

Chinese-Born American Jailed in Iran for Allegedly Being a U.S. Spy

A Chinese-born American graduate student at Princeton University, who was arrested in Iran last year on allegations of espionage, has been convicted and sentenced to 10 years in jail.

Xiyue Wang was conducting research on the Qajar dynasty for his Ph.D. in August 2016 when he was arrested. The 37-year-old was said to be merely looking into the cultural history of Iran as his field of study of late 19th and 20th-century Eurasian history, according to The Guardian.

Asians Are Most Likely to Be Accused of Spying in the U.S., Study Says

Asians are most likely to be charged with the criminal offense of espionage than all other ethnic groups in the United States, a new study has found.

Andrew Kim, a scholar at South Texas College of Law, reviewed a sample of random cases charged under the Economic Espionage Act between 1997 and 2015. The act of 1996 was implemented to address the problem of the theft of trade secrets, safeguarding American economic health.