WASHINGTON/BEIJING: For the first time, a Chinese intelligence official has been extradited to the US to face espionage charges for conspiring and attempting to steal trade secrets from multiple American aviation and aerospace companies, the Department of Justice has said. The arrest of the Chinese official is the latest in relation to the theft of technology. In contrast, according to the indictment, a Chinese intelligence officer tried to acquire that same, hard-earned innovation through theft,” he alleged. Assistant Attorney General John Demers said: “This indictment alleges that a Chinese intelligence officer sought to steal trade secrets and other sensitive information from an American company that leads the way in aerospace. We cannot tolerate a nation stealing our firepower and the fruits of our brainpower.
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