US: Six Chinese nationals charged over 'economic espionage' plot
May 20 , 2015
Six Chinese nationals, including a professor, have been charged by the US over an alleged economic espionage plot.
Hao Zhang, a professor at China’s Tianjin University, was arrested at Los Angeles airport when he arrived to attend a conference. The other five are said to be in China.
According to the indictment by the US Department of Justice, they were involved in a plot to steal US trade secrets for firms and universities controlled by Chinese government.