U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents arrested Chinese Communist Party (CCP) army officer Xin Wang, who was trying to leave the United States through the Los Angeles airport on a visa obtained through lies.
According to the allegations, Wang also spied on the layout of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) laboratory facility and carried the information with him to deliver to his colleagues in China, the U.S. Department of Justice reported on June 11.
In order to obtain the visa in 2018, Wang claimed to have been an associate professor of medicine in his country for 14 years, but it was discovered that he was an major in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), working as a technician, facts about which he lied in order to obtain the visa.
U.S. Customs officials “received information that Wang had studies from UCSF with him, which he was taking to share with his PLA colleagues, and he had sent research to his lab in China via email,” it said.
Also, during his year of study at the University of California Wang received financial compensation from the university, the China Scholarship Council, and the CCP’s military.
Some of Wang’s laboratory work was funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
CBP agents also discovered that, upon arrival at the Los Angeles airport, Wang had deleted all messages received from China through the WeChat network.
If convicted, he could spend up to 10 years in jail and be fined $250,000.
The United States has been a victim of the scourge of CCP-organized espionage for years, to the point that for the FBI it has become “the greatest threat” to their country.
“We believe that no country poses a greater threat than communist China,” stressed FBI Executive Assistant Director of National Security John Brown, according to Radio Free Asia.
The many attacks and conflicts that the CCP has generated around the world, including serious allegations of mishandling of the CCP virus pandemic, have put many countries on their guard.
Several laws and projects are currently underway to safeguard the rights and freedoms customary in Western countries, and to protect them from the CCP’s influences, which are considered threatening.