This should surprise no one who has been paying attention. This is not a new phenomenon. The Ultimate Crony Capitalist State has been engaging in this sort of espionage likely for decades.
A Chinese-American engineer faces charges of stealing valuable technology from General Electric, sneaking it out hidden in a picture of the sunset to take to China, the US Justice Department said.
Xiaoqing Zheng, 56, a US citizen also believed to have Chinese nationality, was due to appear before a judge in Albany, New York on Thursday, a day after his arrest, according to federal prosecutors.