Sunday, July 07, 2019

UCLA professor steals secrets for China...faces max sentence of 219 years in prison.

via Newsweek.
California-based electrical engineer has been found guilty of attempting to export sensitive military electronics to China and could face more than two centuries behind bars.

Yi-Chi Shih, 64—a part-time professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)—was convicted on 18 federal charges last week, linked to a plot to illegally obtain microchips from an American company and export them to China, where they could be used in a range of military systems including missiles and fighter jets.

The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that Shih faces a faces a statutory maximum sentence of 219 years in prison. A co-defendant—Kiet Ahn Mai of Pasadena, California—had already pleaded guilty to smuggling charges linked to the plan in December.

Shih posed as a customer to acquire the hardware—so-called monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs)—from an unnamed U.S. company.

The MMICs were then shipped to Chinese company called Chengdu GaStone Technology (CGTC), where Shih had previously served as president. The firm was in the process of building its own MMICs factory, the DOJ press release said.
Story here. 

Our universities/research centers are thoroughly penetrated by Chinese spies. It's past time for a clean sweep. 

Does that sound reactionary?  Perhaps even racists?  I personally don't think so.  The evidence is there for all to see.

The harsh reality is that the US & China are involved in a war for the future and we're late out of the starting blocks.

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