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US charges one American and four Chinese officials with espionage

US citizen and 4 Chinese citizens charged with spying. Indictment was unsealed in a Brooklyn federal court on Tuesday, May 17th 2022..

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On Wednesday, the Department of Justice stated a US citizen and four Chinese intelligence officers had been charged with spying on Chinese dissidents, human rights leaders, and pro-democracy activists residing in the United States.
The indictment alleges Wang Shujun, of Queens, New York, used his status within the Chinese diaspora and dissident communities to collect information about activists on behalf of China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS).
Wang, 73, was arrested on March 16th and will be arraigned at a later date.
The four MSS officials, who the Justice Department named Feng He, Jie Ji, Ming Li, and Keqing Lu, are still at large.
On Tuesday, the indictment was unsealed in a federal court in Brooklyn with conspiracy and other charges related to espionage placed against Mr Shujun.

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