The Latest in China’s Growing Spy Campaign against the U.S.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Miranda Bannister

On Friday September 27, 2019, U.S. citizen Xuehua “Edward” Peng was arrested in Hayward, California for providing classified U.S. security information to the Chinese government.  Peng allegedly conferred at least four secure digital cards (SD) to China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) in Beijing.  This incident was one of six cases in the past three years, in which U.S. citizens have been arrested for spying on behalf of the Chinese government.  It also represents one of many methods of espionage the Chinese government currently uses to acquire U.S. security or trade secrets.