Executive Charged With Exporting Circuits to China
An AP newswire article, via SFGate.com, reports that:
A company executive has been charged in Los Angeles with exporting high-tech computer chips to China for potential military use.More here.
William Chai-Wai Tsu, a Beijing resident and vice president of Cheerway Inc., was charged Monday in federal court with exporting sensitive technology without permission.
He was arrested Saturday in Commerce, and agents seized documents and computers from a Hacienda Heights home Tsu allegedly used to receive business-related shipments.
Prosecutors say Tsu, a naturalized U.S. citizen, bought at least 200 sophisticated circuits from a San Jose distributor and illegally shipped them to China. The tiny circuits are used in communications and radar systems for both civilian and military purposes.