USA, Arrest of Harvard Professor Puts Chinese Economic Espionage in Spotlight

NEW YORK—The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) has begun an investigation into China-related cases of economic espionage across the country. The Bureau reports that the Chinese regime is using “non-traditional collectors,” such as professors, researchers, and front companies—as opposed to traditional undercover spies—to acquire sensitive technology from the United States.

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  • Zhaosong Zheng, a student under a student visa sponsored by Harvard University, was arrested Dec. 9 at Boston Logan for attempted smuggling of 21 vials of cancer research. He was labeled by prosecutors as a flight risk.
  • Zheng says he was going to China to publish the research under his own name.
  • Prosecutors say Zheng has ties to the Chinese government and according to the F.B.I, ”this was a coordinated crime.”

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