A Chinese engineer was sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted of economic espionage

A Chinese engineer was sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted of economic espionage
A Chinese engineer was sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted of economic espionage
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Posted in: 01/26/2023 – 09:00

On Wednesday, the US judiciary sentenced a Chinese engineer to eight years in prison, who was convicted in September of economic espionage for Beijing. The engineer, Ji Chaoqun, was suspended in 2018 because he gave information about eight naturalized Americans of Chinese or Taiwanese origin, some of whom were collaborators with the defense sector in the United States.

On Wednesday, a Chinese engineer was sentenced to eight years in prison United State For providing Beijing with information about American experts with the aim of recruiting them.

In 2013, Ji Chaoqun arrived in the United States on a student visa and was accused of identifying American scientists and engineers who might be recruited by the intelligence service. Chinese.

He was arrested in September 2018 because he gave information about eight naturalized Americans of Chinese or Taiwanese origin, some of whom were collaborators with the defense sector in the United States.

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He was convicted in September of acting unlawfully as an agent of a foreign government and making misleading statements, at the conclusion of a two-week trial in Chicago.

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According to the US Department of Justice, Ji Chaoqun acted under the supervision of Xu Bangun, a Chinese intelligence agent who was sentenced to 20 years in prison in the United States for attempting to steal technology from American and French airlines.

This client was convicted in November 2021 for seeking, starting in 2013, to obtain information for China regarding several airlines, including the American “General Electric Aviation”, the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft engines, and the French “Safran” ( Safran) which collaborated with the first to develop the engine.

France 24/AFP

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