Jun Wei Yeo was a Singaporean PhD student who had been invited to give a speech in Beijing in 2015. His doctorate research centered on Chinese foreign policy, and he was soon approached by Chinese companies looking for information regarding the U.S. government and other Asian countries. He has currently plead guilty to being an “illegal agent of a foreign power” and will receive up to ten years jail time. Yeo used the popular networking site LinkedIn to create fake accounts and gather information.
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