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Document: Chinese Intelligence Officer Indicted and Extradited to U.S. for Spying on Aviation Companies

By Anushka Limaye
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 4:24 PM
The Justice Department has unsealed an indictment against Yanjun Xu, a Chinese intelligence officer, on four counts of conspiring and attempting to commit economic espionage and to steal trade secrets from U.S. aviation and aerospace companies. Xu was arrested in Belgium on April 1 and was extradited to the United States yesterday.
According to the indictment, Xu targeted leading aviation companies inside and outside the United States, including GE Aviation. He invited experts who worked for these companies to travel to China, often inviting them to deliver an academic presentation.