Chinese Espionage in the U.S. in 2010

26.01.11

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China espionage. STRATFOR graphic.

by DAVID AXE

Think-tank Stratfor has neatly summarized a year’s worth of Chinese espionage in the U.S. Writes Stratfor:

In 2010, 11 Chinese espionage cases were prosecuted in the United States, the highest number yet, and they featured a wide range of espionage targets.

Ten of the 11 cases involved technology acquisition, and five were overt attempts to purchase and illegally export encryption devices, mobile-phone components, high-end analog-to-digital converters, microchips designed for aerospace applications and radiation-hardened semiconductors. These technologies can be used in a wide range of Chinese industries. While the mobile-phone technology would be limited to Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) such as China Mobile, the aerospace-related microchips could be used in anything from rockets to fighter jets.

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  2. Andrew says:

    I’m starting to doubt the widely held belief that China invented gunpowder, paper currency, and fireworks. At this point I’d be more likely to believe that the Ancient Chinese stole that technology from the Koreans at some point and passed it off as their own.

  3. [...] dans une révolution numérique qui les submerge. En 2010 aux Etats-Unis, 11 citoyens chinois ont été poursuivis pour espionnage. Dix d’entre eux s’intéressaient à des objectifs de haute [...]

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  5. [...] dans une révolution numérique qui les submerge. En 2010 aux Etats-Unis, 11 citoyens chinois ont été poursuivis pour espionnage. Dix d’entre eux s’intéressaient à des objectifs de haute [...]

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