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SCI/TECH: 4 Chinese Held on Espionage

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posted on Nov, 4 2005 @ 11:45 PM
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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.
 



www.defensenews.com
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?



[edit on 4-11-2005 by intelgurl]




posted on Nov, 5 2005 @ 12:12 PM
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Just thought I would let you know that I submitted this in current events already.

Thanks.

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posted on Nov, 6 2005 @ 01:21 PM
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hmmm... yours was posted on 5-11-2005 at 04:52
This one was posted on 4-11-2005 at 17:45 - How then is your post not a duplicate of this one?
Just curious.



posted on Nov, 6 2005 @ 01:26 PM
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intelgurl, I think the real question is:

How do we know the Chinese Government sanctioned these peoples actions?

To be honest, if they had the information they could have easily transferred it over the internet, etc, to them without ever having to have taken it back with them.

I'd not be shocked if we see a fit up here and this gets blamed on the North Korean's.



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