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September 29, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A Chinese-born American writer accused of spying for Taiwan "confessed to his crimes" and was deported, Chinese state media said. Wu Jianmin, 46, was released from jail in southern China and "has left the country," the U.S. Embassy said. Wu, who was taken into custody April 8, "appeared in generally good health," it said.
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September 29, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A Chinese-born American writer accused of spying for Taiwan "confessed to his crimes" and was deported, Chinese state media said. Wu Jianmin, 46, was released from jail in southern China and "has left the country," the U.S. Embassy said. Wu, who was taken into custody April 8, "appeared in generally good health," it said.
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July 20, 1997 | GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A glimpse at the background of Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie reveals that the Taiwanese immigrant worked at his Chinese restaurant in Little Rock, Ark., before opening a small consulting office in Beijing in late 1992 when his friend of 13 years, Bill Clinton, was elected president. But his resume became much grander after a major make-over by the Clinton administration's Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
NEWS
July 6, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Trials have begun in China for an American citizen and a permanent U.S. resident on charges that they spied for Taiwan, the State Department said Thursday. The two are among a string of U.S. passport holders who have been detained by China during the past year, prompting calls by members of Congress for punitive action against Beijing. But the trials come at a time when the United States and China are talking publicly about an improvement in relations. Officials said Secretary of State Colin L.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1993 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An internal memorandum at Hughes Aircraft earlier this year, warning scientists of Korean and Chinese descent to be careful about Asian espionage efforts, has set off a fiery controversy among Asian-Americans who say the document was a racial insult. Hughes Aircraft officials acknowledged Monday that the unusual memo, written by a mid-level executive at the firm's telecommunications and space unit in El Segundo, contained an "unfortunate choice of words."
NEWS
July 6, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Trials have begun in China for an American citizen and a permanent U.S. resident on charges that they spied for Taiwan, the State Department said Thursday. The two are among a string of U.S. passport holders who have been detained by China during the past year, prompting calls by members of Congress for punitive action against Beijing. But the trials come at a time when the United States and China are talking publicly about an improvement in relations. Officials said Secretary of State Colin L.
NEWS
August 13, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A Beijing court convicted four Taiwanese businessmen of spying. One of the men, Kou Chien-ming, was sentenced to four years in prison, while the other three were not punished, the official New China News Agency reported. Kou immediately appealed the verdict, Taiwan's Central News Agency said. The Taiwanese report said the other three men would not be free to return to Taiwan until a confirmation of the verdict was issued.
NEWS
May 17, 2001 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An American academic, Li Shaomin, has been formally arrested and charged with spying for Taiwan, a U.S. consular official in Hong Kong confirmed today. "We have been notified that on May 15, the Chinese government formally arrested and charged Li Shaomin for spying against China on behalf of Taiwan," said Robert Laing, a spokesman for the U.S. Consulate here. "We are very concerned by this development and will continue to express our concern about Mr. Li's case to the Chinese government."
BUSINESS
January 6, 2000 | Bloomberg News
A Taiwanese executive who paid an Avery Dennison Corp. employee to pilfer corporate secrets from the U.S. adhesives maker was sentenced to six months of home detention in the first case tried under a U.S. law aimed at combating trade-secret theft. A federal judge in Youngstown, Ohio, sentenced P.Y. Yang, chief executive of Taiwan-based Four Pillars Ltd., to two years of probation along with home detention for violating the U.S. Economic Espionage Act.
BUSINESS
April 29, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
Two Taiwanese executives who paid an Avery Dennison Corp. employee to pilfer corporate secrets from the Pasadena-based adhesives maker were convicted Wednesday of economic espionage in the first case tried under a U.S. law designed to combat trade-secret thefts. Jurors in federal court in Youngstown, Ohio, deliberated for about 18 hours over three days before finding P.Y. Yang, chief executive of Taiwan-based Four Pillars Ltd.
NEWS
May 17, 2001 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An American academic, Li Shaomin, has been formally arrested and charged with spying for Taiwan, a U.S. consular official in Hong Kong confirmed today. "We have been notified that on May 15, the Chinese government formally arrested and charged Li Shaomin for spying against China on behalf of Taiwan," said Robert Laing, a spokesman for the U.S. Consulate here. "We are very concerned by this development and will continue to express our concern about Mr. Li's case to the Chinese government."
BUSINESS
January 6, 2000 | Bloomberg News
A Taiwanese executive who paid an Avery Dennison Corp. employee to pilfer corporate secrets from the U.S. adhesives maker was sentenced to six months of home detention in the first case tried under a U.S. law aimed at combating trade-secret theft. A federal judge in Youngstown, Ohio, sentenced P.Y. Yang, chief executive of Taiwan-based Four Pillars Ltd., to two years of probation along with home detention for violating the U.S. Economic Espionage Act.
BUSINESS
April 29, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
Two Taiwanese executives who paid an Avery Dennison Corp. employee to pilfer corporate secrets from the Pasadena-based adhesives maker were convicted Wednesday of economic espionage in the first case tried under a U.S. law designed to combat trade-secret thefts. Jurors in federal court in Youngstown, Ohio, deliberated for about 18 hours over three days before finding P.Y. Yang, chief executive of Taiwan-based Four Pillars Ltd.
NEWS
August 13, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A Beijing court convicted four Taiwanese businessmen of spying. One of the men, Kou Chien-ming, was sentenced to four years in prison, while the other three were not punished, the official New China News Agency reported. Kou immediately appealed the verdict, Taiwan's Central News Agency said. The Taiwanese report said the other three men would not be free to return to Taiwan until a confirmation of the verdict was issued.
NEWS
July 20, 1997 | GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A glimpse at the background of Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie reveals that the Taiwanese immigrant worked at his Chinese restaurant in Little Rock, Ark., before opening a small consulting office in Beijing in late 1992 when his friend of 13 years, Bill Clinton, was elected president. But his resume became much grander after a major make-over by the Clinton administration's Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1993 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An internal memorandum at Hughes Aircraft earlier this year, warning scientists of Korean and Chinese descent to be careful about Asian espionage efforts, has set off a fiery controversy among Asian-Americans who say the document was a racial insult. Hughes Aircraft officials acknowledged Monday that the unusual memo, written by a mid-level executive at the firm's telecommunications and space unit in El Segundo, contained an "unfortunate choice of words."
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