China and US relations are reaching new lows with time passing each day. Trade War amongst these two is escalating with both accusing each other of committing unethical activities. Amidst this chaos, a Chinese Scientist, Tang Juang, is charged with committing a Visa fraud by the FBI.
The US authorities are on the search for Tang Juan, who’s a researcher of Chinese nationality working in the United States at the University of California, Davis.
Prosecutors have found her links with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army(PLA). According to the FBI, Tang Juan came here by lying about her relations with the Chinese Military during her Visa process.
After getting investigated by the FBI Bureau, she fled to San Francisco and took shelter there to avoid arrests by the authorities.
Who’s This Chinese Scientist?
Tang Juan, is a Chinese scientist working as a researcher of biology at the University of California, Davis. The prosecutors are seeking her for committing Visa forgery. She’s been on the run since then.
The FBI found out that she’s been hiding at the West Coast Consulate of China in San Francisco.
The Details of the Case
Tang Juan is a biological researcher at UC Davis. On June 20, the FBI Bureau investigated her for allegations of Visa fraud and connections with the PLA.
They filed a criminal complaint against her which says she lied in her Visa process regarding her links to Chinese Military.
The investigators found out about it when they discovered Juan’s photographs in the uniform of the Civilian Cadre of the People’s Liberation Army. At that time she was a researcher at Fourth Military Medical University(FMMU) in Xi’an, China.
During her interrogation by the FBI on June 20, Tang Juan denied the accusations against her. She stated that she was ‘unaware of the meaning of insignia and badges on her uniform. The uniform was mandatory as per the protocol of the university, which was a military institute.’
However, Juan’s defence was not convincing to the authorities. They further discovered evidence that only increased suspicion of her links with the People’s Liberation Army.
While searching at her residence, they found out that she’s a spy-scientist sent by Chinese Military in the United States with a false cover.
The FBI says they have found some clues on her electronic media that clearly shows that she’s not a ‘regular’ researcher, but a spy from China.
That’s not all to it, after the interrogation by the FBI Bureau against Tang Juan, she fled her Davis residence. The FBI claims that they have found out that Juan is hiding at the West Coast consulate of China in San Francisco.
Criminal Complaint Against Chinese Scientist
Prosecutors have found Juan guilty of Visa fraud and military affiliation with PLA. They filed a criminal complaint against her.
As per the report, Tang Juan, a Chinese Scientist, is a part of a program by the PLA, with the intent of infiltration of US universities and other institutions, to steal crucial scientific data and information.
The document contains names of many more Chinese scientists working at the other US institutes. The program is carried out under the direct guidance of PLA. It sends Chinese military scientists to the United States with a false cover or pretense about their true information of employment or links to the PLA.’
In recent years, the cases of spies infiltrating the American universities, institutes and corporations have increased at an alarming rate. IP theft is a serious issue threatening the American economy.
These individuals pretend that they are normal civilians coming to the US for education, research work or other sorts of employment. Only to steal crucial information that can be fed to PLA.
Recently, a Chinese scientist was found destroying evidence of her crime and deliberately trying to escape the US before getting caught.
Nefarious ways of the Chinese government are only going to create more foes for it on the global level. However, the question of the moment is, how are we going to prevent these “Chinese Scientists” from entering the US?
There are thousands of students and researchers across the United States, who are working at some of the most elite research institutes like MIT, Stanford, CalTech and many more.
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