Four Chinese were detained at LAX as they were attempting to get on a plane to Hong Kong. In possession of one was information on a US research
project involving Quiet Electric Drive (QED) technology for use aboard U.S. Navy warships.
FBI agents in Los Angeles have arrested four people with ties to Hong Kong for allegedly trying to smuggle sensitive material on U.S. military
technology to mainland China, a press report said Nov. 4.
The material included research into silent propulsion systems for U.S. warships, a technology that is banned from export to China, the South China
Morning Post reported, citing an FBI affidavit.
The four, all ethnic Chinese, allegedly planned to steal secrets from a defense contractor where one of them worked and transport the information to
the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on encrypted CDs...
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Another in a long line of attempts by China to compromise America's technological edge in defense.
This time they were stopped.
It's a shame that one of the things that makes America great (diversity) is also one of the things that may eventually lessen it's power and
technological prowess... But what can you do?
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