Chinese man jailed for 8 years illegally exporting US military equipment

January 27th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Jan.27 (ANI): A US court has sent a Chinese man to jail for eight years for illegally exporting military electronics components to a China.

Zhen Zhou Wu, 46, is said to have made multiple visits to the United States to buy components used in radars and missile systems which he then exported to China via Hong Kong using forged papers to evade the US arms embargo to China imposed after the 1989 Tiananmen Square killings.

According to The Telegraph, he is the second Chinese to be sentenced in America this week for illegally transferring military technology to China.

Earlier, a 66-year-old former B-2 Stealth Bomber engineer was jailed for 32 years for selling military secrets to be used in the development of a Chinese cruise missile.

A US Congressional commission on US-China affairs warned in 2009 that Chinese spying in American was becoming increasingly aggressive and “growing in scale, intensity and sophistication.”

Zhen’s sentencing comes just days after China’s president Hu Jintao completed a state visit to American which analysts billed as chance to “re-set” US-China relations that have become severely strained over the past year.

China has persistently claimed it intends to have a “peaceful rise”, however the US has expressed growing concerns that However, China’s rapid military modernization - including developing new fighters, an aircraft carrier and a carrier-killing missile - appears at-odds with that stated policy. (ANI)

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