Officials point to the conviction of former Virginia Tech professor Yiheng Zhang as one example. Photo: Roanoke Police Department

Trump administration warns of Chinese and other foreign government influence on US research

  • Officials note ‘increasingly sophisticated efforts’ to exploit and influence potentially lucrative research activities
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Officials point to the conviction of former Virginia Tech professor Yiheng Zhang as one example. Photo: Roanoke Police Department
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A screen grab from footage provided by the US Justice Department in its case against Xuehua Peng. Photo: US Justice Department via YouTube

California tour guide Xuehua Peng, accused by US of spying for China, pleads guilty in hotel room ‘dead drop’ sting

  • Xuehua ‘Ed’ Peng was accused of using coded messages and secret ‘drop box’ deliveries to help pass on classified material
  • He was charged in September with acting as unregistered agent of a foreign government
Topic |   Espionage

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A screen grab from footage provided by the US Justice Department in its case against Xuehua Peng. Photo: US Justice Department via YouTube
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