Chinese National Pleads Guilty in Boston for Smuggling Marine Technology to China

A Chinese American permanent resident admitted guilt in a Boston federal court on April 28 for illegally exporting hydrophones as well as other sensitive products and technology out of the United States to a Chinese university that has close ties with the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) military, said the U.S. Justice Department. The same day, Massachusetts-based Shuren Qin, 44, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to export items from the U.S. to China’s Northwestern Polytechnical University (NWPU) without export licenses; one count of visa fraud; two counts of making false statements to law enforcement agents regarding his buyers and the types of export parts; four counts of money laundering; and two counts of smuggling hydrophones from the United States to China. Hydrophones are used to monitor sound underwater. According to its Chinese-language site, the CCP’s NWPU features research in aviation, aerospace, and navigation under the supervision of the government’s Ministry of Industry and …
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