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Suspected Chinese spy arrested at US airport for visa fraud
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Suspected Chinese spy arrested at US airport for visa fraud

Suspected Chinese spy arrested at US airport for visa fraud

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A Chinese scientific researcher suspected of espionage was arrested in Los Angeles this week as he attempted to leave the U.S., officials said Thursday.

Xin Wang was taken into custody on June 7 as he prepared to board a flight to China, the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Francisco and the local FBI office said in a joint statement.

Authorities said Wang entered the U.S. in March 2019 posing as a medical researcher seeking to do scientific research at the University of California, San Francisco.

But officials said that in reality, he admitted when questioned by Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents at the airport that he was an officer in the Chinese People's Liberation Army and was employed by a military university lab.

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