Justice Department announces charges against 13 Chinese nationals

WASHINGTON — Federal authorities on Monday unveiled charges against a dozen people, including members of China’s security and intelligence apparatus, for allegedly trying to exert influence in the United States to benefit their own country. .

Three cases were filed in New York and New Jersey, including:

  • Seven Chinese nationals – two of whom were arrested in New York on Thursday – have been charged with participating in a scheme to force the repatriation of a Chinese national living in the United States. The charges include surveillance and participating in a campaign to harass and coerce the US resident in a campaign known as “Operation Fox Hunt”.
  • Two Chinese intelligence officers were charged on Monday with attempting to obstruct a criminal prosecution in New York. The defendants remain free. They were accused of attempting to steal confidential information from a global telecommunications company.
  • Four Chinese nationals, including three intelligence officers from the Department of State Security, were charged Monday in New Jersey with allegedly participating in a long-running intelligence campaign targeting American individuals to act as agents of China. .

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