In yet another case of the ongoing economic espionage war being waged by China against America, Chinese national Xu Jiaqiang has pleaded guilty before a White Plains, New York federal court on charges of “economic espionage and theft of a trade secret.”
According to a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) statement, the charges stem from Xu’s theft of proprietary source code from his former employer, IBM, with the intent to benefit the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China.
Xu pleaded guilty to all six counts with which he was charged. “What Xu did was not only a federal crime, but a threat to our national security and the American spirit of innovation,” the DOJ statement said.
China has long been involved in stealing U.S. and European technology, because even though certain groups of Chinese people have higher IQs than Europeans, as a group they do not appear to be able to invent anything new by themselves.
As a result, almost all of China’s technology has been given to them by Europeans, either free or through purchase—and now by espionage.
U.S. law enforcement officials have identified China as the most active foreign power involved in the illegal acquisition of American technology.
A 1999 United States House of Representatives Select Committee on U.S. National Security and Military and Commercial Concerns with the People’s Republic of China report, known as the Cox Report, warned that China has stolen classified information on every thermonuclear warhead in the U.S.’s intercontinental ballistic missile arsenal.
China is known to have stolen classified information on the W-56 Minuteman II ICBM, the W-62 Minuteman III ICBM, the W-70 Lance short-range ballistic missile (SRBM), the W-76 Trident C-4 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), the W-78 Minuteman III Mark 12A ICBM, the W-87 Peacekeeper ICBM, the W-88 Trident D-5 SLBM, and weapon-design concepts and features.