Forget Iran, North Korea and even Russia.
There is no doubt that China is America’s greatest enemy in a number of ways.
The current trade war and tariffs created by President Donald Trump have been largely aimed at China.
Trump has accused China of trying to use social media to influence the 2018 midterm elections in the favor of Democrats.
The US and Chinese navies nearly collided in disputed waters claimed by China.
The latest incident in the growing tensions between the US and China took place with the arrest of Yanjun Xu, a Chinese official who was arrested on suspicion of trying to steal US aviation secrets and taking them back to China.
(Fox News) – A Chinese spy who federal officials said tried to steal trade secrets from American aviation and aerospace companies has been charged and extradited to the United States.
The extradition of Yanjun Xu, a deputy division director of the Chinese Ministry of State Security, on Tuesday was an “unprecedented” move that “exposes the Chinese government’s direct oversight of economic espionage against the (U.S.),” Bill Priestap, of the FBI’s Counterintelligence division, said Wednesday.
Xu, per a news release from the Justice Department, “sought to steal trade secrets and other sensitive information from an American company that leads the way in aerospace.”
According to a four-count indictment unsealed Wednesday, Xu was charged with conspiring and attempting to commit economic espionage and theft of trade secrets…
Allegedly, Xu was recruiting various individuals in the aviation industry and getting them to do presentations.
Some of the gullible people, provided company sensitive information in their presentations.
Xu would them invite them to travel to China to give their presentation or he would meet with them in Europe and ask for more details on the information and then relaying that info back to China.
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