May 17, 2001 |
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."
January 6, 2000 |
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.
April 29, 1999 |
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.
August 13, 1998 |
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.
July 20, 1997 |
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.
July 27, 1993 |
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."