JUDGE: NO BAIL IN CHI­NESE NUKE CASE

The Washington Times Weekly - - Geopolitics -

A fed­eral mag­is­trate in Ten­nessee has de­nied bail for a Chi­nese-Amer­i­can man charged in a ma­jor nu­clear tech­nol­ogy trans­fer case.

Szuh­si­ung “Allen” Ho, who holds dual U.S. and Chi­nese cit­i­zen­ship, was in­dicted in April on charges he con­spired to de­velop and pro­duce spe­cial nu­clear ma­te­rial in China in vi­o­la­tion of the Atomic En­ergy Act.

He also was charged with act­ing as an un­reg­is­tered agent of the Chi­nese gov­ern­ment.

Work­ing for the Chi­nese state-owned com­pany China Gen­eral Nu­clear Power Co., Mr. Ho sought to buy de­tails of U.S. nu­clear re­ac­tor de­signs that would al­low China to short­cut re­search and devel­op­ment in build­ing copies of U.S. re­ac­tors.

The tech­nol­ogy sought by the Chi­nese is du­aluse and could be used to sup­port China’s large-scale nu­clear weapons mod­ern­iza­tion pro­gram.

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