Sherry Chen (left), a US federal government worker, and Xiaoxing Xi, chair of the Physics Department at Temple University, speak about charges against them of spying for China, which were dropped, at a press conference in Washington on September 15, 2015. Photo: AFP Sherry Chen (left), a US federal government worker, and Xiaoxing Xi, chair of the Physics Department at Temple University, speak about charges against them of spying for China, which were dropped, at a press conference in Washington on September 15, 2015. Photo: AFP
Sherry Chen (left), a US federal government worker, and Xiaoxing Xi, chair of the Physics Department at Temple University, speak about charges against them of spying for China, which were dropped, at a press conference in Washington on September 15, 2015. Photo: AFP

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Sherry Chen (left), a US federal government worker, and Xiaoxing Xi, chair of the Physics Department at Temple University, speak about charges against them of spying for China, which were dropped, at a press conference in Washington on September 15, 2015. Photo: AFP Sherry Chen (left), a US federal government worker, and Xiaoxing Xi, chair of the Physics Department at Temple University, speak about charges against them of spying for China, which were dropped, at a press conference in Washington on September 15, 2015. Photo: AFP
Sherry Chen (left), a US federal government worker, and Xiaoxing Xi, chair of the Physics Department at Temple University, speak about charges against them of spying for China, which were dropped, at a press conference in Washington on September 15, 2015. Photo: AFP
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