Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Business Frets Over Impact of China Spy Case

Josh Gerstein writes in The New York Sun:

A major Chinese espionage case set to open today is causing concern among attorneys for major defense contractors and exporters, who contend that one of the prosecution's key legal arguments upsets a long-standing interpretation of export laws and could wreak havoc in industry and elsewhere.

Opening arguments from the prosecution and defense are expected in federal court here this morning in the case of Chi Mak, an engineer accused, along with four of his family members, of conspiring to transfer naval technology to China.

More here.


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