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Indictment Increases Espionage Concerns

January 24, 2003|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The case of a Chinese businessman charged with illegally shipping missile guidance technology to China's military has intensified concerns about espionage in the Silicon Valley.

Qing Chang Jiang is at least the fourth Chinese native indicted since October on charges involving the shipment of equipment or trade secrets to China from this region.

Prosecutors worry Jiang may have been illegally exporting technology to China since 1998, when he bought one of the world's fastest computers from a federal weapons lab.

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