US prosecutors have launched three separate lawsuits against Chinese nationals in the United States, accusing them of obstruction of justice in the country. Attorney General Merrick Garland said this at a press conference on Monday announce. In total, 13 people were charged, two of whom were arrested. These will include members of China’s security and intelligence services.
Two men, Cuochun He and Zheng Wang, have been accused of trying to obtain classified information from a US government employee about lawsuits against a Chinese technology group. According to Reuters and AP, it is Huawei. The suspects wanted, among other things, information on witnesses, evidence and possible new charges. One of the two men allegedly paid $61,000 for the information, according to the Department of Justice, which has issued arrest warrants for them.
The Chinese telecom company Huawei has been in the dock in the US since 2018, including for evading sanctions against Iran and bank fraud. At the beginning of 2020, Huawei also filed a lawsuit against it To steal trade secrets of six American companies and extortion.
Academic institute as cover
In a second case, four Chinese nationals are accused of using an academic institution as a cover in an attempt to steal sensitive technology. In the third case, the process wolf huntingTwo people were arrested and five others were charged with intimidating someone who wanted to return to China from the United States.
During the press conference, which included FBI Director Christopher Wray, harsh words were said about the alleged Chinese interference. According to Ray, the Chinese state is “trying to silence anyone who resists theft: corporations, politicians, individuals.”
A version of this article also appeared in the October 25, 2022 newspaper
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