US prosecutors have filed three separate lawsuits accusing Chinese nationals in the US of obstructing justice in the country. Attorney General Merrick Garland made the announcement at a press conference on Monday declared. In total, thirteen people have been charged, two of whom have been arrested. These include members of the Chinese security and intelligence apparatus.
The two men, Cuochun He and Zheng Wang, were accused of trying to obtain classified information from a US government employee about cases against a Chinese technology group. According to Reuters and AP news agencies, it is about Huawei. Suspects should receive information about witnesses, evidence and possible new charges. One of the men allegedly paid $61,000 for information, according to the Justice Department, which issued arrest warrants for the pair.
Chinese telecom giant Huawei has been in the dock in the US since 2018, including under sanctions against Iran and bank fraud. In early 2020, Huawei also sued For extortion and theft of trade secrets of six American companies.
Educational institution as a card
In the second case, four Chinese nationals were accused of using an academic institution as a cover in an attempt to steal sensitive technology. In the third case, surgery Fox huntingTwo people were arrested and five others were charged for threatening someone who wanted to return to China from the United States.
During a press conference that also included FBI Director Christopher Wray, harsh words were spoken about China’s meddling. According to Wray, the Chinese government is trying to silence “anyone who fights against their theft: corporations, politicians, individuals.”
A version of this article appeared in the October 25, 2022 issue of the newspaper
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