SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California man who operates tours for Chinese students and visitors was charged with being an illegal foreign agent and delivering classified U.S. national security information to officials in China. U.S. government officials announced Monday.
U.S. Attorney David L. Anderson accused Xuehua Edward Peng, 56, of a "combination of age-old spycraft and modern technology."
"The charges announced today provide a rare glimpse into the secret efforts of the People's Republic of China to obtain classified national security information from the United States," Anderson said.
The U.S. is engaged in a trade war with China, but John Bennett, the FBI agent in charge of San Francisco, said international politics had nothing to do with the arrest and