After a search of Xiaoqing Zheng's home in New York, FBI agents said they retrieved a passport showing five trips to China in the past two years. Photo: Jake Lahut via Twitter

US charges engineer Xiaoqing Zheng and businessman Zhang Zhaoxi of stealing secrets, spying on General Electric to aid China

  • Indictment marks first time US has formally alleged that scheme was carried out to benefit China and that government provided ‘financial and other support’
  • Stolen data on GE’s turbine technology was encrypted and secretly embedded them into a digital photograph
Topic |   US-China relations

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After a search of Xiaoqing Zheng's home in New York, FBI agents said they retrieved a passport showing five trips to China in the past two years. Photo: Jake Lahut via Twitter
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