U.S. Sting Operation Snags Chinese Intelligence Officer in Belgium

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Saturday, October 20, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 
On October 10, 2018, U.S. law enforcement authorities announced the arrest and charging of  Yanjun Xu, aka Qu Hui, aka Zhang Hui, a Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSSS) operative, with conspiring and attempting to commit economic espionage and steal trade secrets from multiple U.S. aviation and aerospace companies.  On October 9, the Belgian government extradited Xu to the U.S.