Ten Chinese intelligence agents and officials were indicted by the Department of Justice for allegedly taking part in espionage activities in the US to further the strategic goals of communist China.
Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agents are accused of conspiring to forcibly extradite Chinese dissidents who were living in the US, obstructing a criminal investigation into a Chinese telecommunications company, planting pro-China spies there, and acting improperly as CCP intelligence and security agents in three different cases. In total, 13 persons were accused. On October 20, the DOJ announced the indictment of seven people who were allegedly involved in a plot to monitor, harass, and threaten a Chinese person who was a permanent resident of the US into leaving the country. On October 24, the government disclosed details of two other cases, one in New York and one in New Jersey.The alleged attempts by two Chinese intelligence officers to obstruct an American criminal investigation into a big Chinese telecoms company were the first case that became public on October 24.