Alleged Chinese spy charged with stealing U.S. trade secrets

A Chinese intelligence officer lured to Belgium by federal agents has been arrested and charged with conspiring and attempting to commit economic espionage and steal trade secrets from a U.S. aerospace company, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

Investigators say the man, Yanjun Xu, was arrested April 1 in Belgium, and was extradited to the U.S. on Tuesday. Court documents say he is an official with China’s Ministry of State Security, who targeted an aviation firm.

The case “is part of an overall economic policy of developing China at American expense,” said John Demers, assistant attorney general for the Department of Justice’s national security division.

China said the charges were “made out of thin air.” U.S. officials said it is the first time an alleged Chinese spy has been brought to the U.S. for prosecution.

Editor’s note: Generally we just give it to them.

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