WP: In a first, a Chinese spy is extradited to the U.S. after stealing technology secrets, Justice Dept. says

In a first, federal agents lured a Chinese government spy to Belgium, where authorities transferred him this week to the United States for prosecution on economic espionage charges, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Yanjun Xu, a senior officer with China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS), is accused of seeking to steal trade secrets from leading aviation firms, top Justice Department officials said. His capture helps vindicate law enforcement officials who have faced criticism in recent years that indictments of foreign operatives are unlikely to result in the defendants setting foot in a courtroom.

Current and former officials said Xu’s extradition is apparently the first time a Chinese government spy has been brought to the United States to face charges.

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