A Chinese national working as a US soldier was arrested for espionage on behalf of Communist China. The Free Beacon reports:
The FBI arrested a Chinese national in Chicago on Tuesday who was working as an unregistered agent of China’s civilian intelligence service in secretly targeting American technology from defense contractors.
Ji Chaoqun, 27, was arrested in Chicago by FBI agents and charged with acting as an illegal agent of the People’s Republic of China.
According to a criminal complaint filed in federal court, Ji came to the United States in 2013 on an F1 visa as an engineering student and was working with a high-level officer of the Ministry of State Security, the civilian spy agency.
After he had been recruited by Chinese intelligence, Ji enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve program called Military Accession Vital to the National Interest program, known as MAVNI. The program allows the Army to hire certain legal aliens with special skills.
This is a stark reminder that China is fighting a shadow war against America.