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(1) Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Chinese Intelligence Officer Charged with Economic Espionage Involving Theft of Trade Secrets from Leading U.S. Aviation Companies

justice.gov/opa/pr/chinese…
(2) Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) operative, Yanjun Xu, Qu Hui, Zhang Hui, has been arrested & charged with conspiring, attempting to commit economic espionage, steal trade secrets from U.S. aviation & aerospace companies. Xu was extradited to United States yesterday
(3) charges announced today by Assistant AG for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney for Southern District of Ohio Benjamin C. Glassman, Assistant Director Bill Priestap of FBI’s Counterintelligence Division & Special Agent Angela L. Byers of FBI’s Cincinnati Division
(4)“Indictment alleges that Chinese intelligence officer sought to steal trade secrets & other sensitive info from American companies that leads the way in aerospace” Assistant AG Demers “This case is not isolated incident. Is part of economic policy of China at American expense"
(5)...."We cannot tolerate a nation’s stealing our firepower and the fruits of our brainpower. We will not tolerate a nation that reaps what it does not sow.”
(6)“Innovation in aviation has been a hallmark of life & industry in United States since the Wright brothers first designed gliders in Dayton more than a century ago” U.S. Attorney Glassman “U.S. aerospace companies invest decades of time and billions of dollars in research...."
(7)"This is American way. Chinese intelligence officer tried to acquire that same, hard-earned innovation through theft. This case shows that federal law enforcement authorities can not only detect & disrupt such espionage, but can also catch its perpetrators" Spying is a Crime
(8) "This unprecedented extradition of a Chinese intelligence officer exposes the Chinese government's direct oversight of economic espionage against the United States,” said Assistant Director Priestap
(9) Yanjun Xu is Deputy Division Director with MSS’s Jiangsu State Security Department, 6th Bureau. MSS is intelligence & security agency & responsible for counter-intelligence, foreign intelligence. MSS has broad powers in China to conduct espionage both domestically & abroad
(10) Xu arrested April 1, pursuant federal complaint & indicted by Fed grand jury in S District of Ohio. Govt unsealed charges today, following his extradition to U.S. 4count indictment charges Xu with conspiring, attempting to commit economic espionage & theft of trade secrets.
(11)Dec. 2013 Xu targeted companies inside & outside U.S. that recognized as leaders in aviation field. GE Aviation. He identified experts who worked for these companies & recruited them, under guise of asking to deliver a university presentation. Xu paid travel costs & stipends
(12) maximum statutory penalty for conspiracy & attempt to commit economic espionage is 15 yrs of incarceration. maximum for conspiracy & attempt to commit theft of trade secrets is 10 yrs. charges carry potential financial penalties & or Death.
(13)Investigation conducted by FBI’s Cincinnati Division & substantial support was by FBI Legal Attaché’s Office in Brussels. Justice Dept’s Office of IA assistance in obtaining & coordinating extradition of Xu & Belgian authorities assistance in securing arrest surrender of Xu
(14) Assistant AG Demers & U.S. Attorney Glassman commended investigation of case by FBI & assistance of Belgian authorities, Arrest & extradition of Xu. Mr Demers & Mr Glassman commended cooperation of GE & GE Aviation’s internal controls protected GE Aviation’s proprietary info
(15) The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Timothy S. Mangan and Emily N. Glatfelter of the Southern District of Ohio, and Trial Attorneys Thea D. R. Kendler and Amy E. Larson of the National Security Division’s Counterintelligence & Export Control Section.
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