New Arrest in Boston of Alleged Chinese Spy

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As we reported in mid-April, the Department of Justice announced major developments in three cases of Chinese spying within the U.S.

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The espionage by Chinese agents in the United States has taken a new turn. On Tuesday, a U.S. citizen was arrested in Boston for allegedly working with the Chinese Communist Party to suppress political dissidents.

Litang Liang is a resident of Brighton, Massachusetts. He was indicted for trying to act as an agent of the government.

In its indictment, the U.S. District Court stated “Litang Liang knowingly acted and caused others to act in the United States as agents of a Foreign Country, namely, the People’s Republic of China, without notifying United States Attorney General as required by law. ”

Liang is accused of acting as an agent for the People’s Republic of China since around 2018 or even earlier.

According to the charge unsealed:

2. Liang began to act in the United States in 2018 and continued doing so until at least the year 2022. He provided information about Boston area individuals and groups, organized a counter-protest against pro-democracy activists in the United States, provided information and photographs to PRC officials on U.S.-based dissidents, and provided names of potential recruits to the Ministry of Public Security. Liang never informed the United States attorney general of his status

3. LIANG communicated with the PRC government officials – knowing them to be PRC government officials – in several ways. These included telephone calls and messages using the social media application WeChat. WeChat is the international version of the PRC-based electronic communication app Weixin that can be downloaded to a user‘s mobile phone? WeChat currently has over one billion active users. Its uses include text messaging, voice, messaging, and photo and video sharing. All WeChat communications are stored on servers outside the United States.

Liang, according to the indictment was accused of communicating with PRC officials regarding, among other things, the destruction by a Boston activist of PRC banners in Chinatown and the “political standing” of a Boston attorney and someone who worked for an elected official in Boston. ”

Liang is charged with:

Conspiracy to act without notification as an agent for a foreign government (in violation of 18 U.S.C. 371)

Acting As A Foreign Government Agent Without Notification To The Attorney General (18 U.S.C. 951)

I was curious to know if there were any other “police station” operations in the U.S. Although Boston wasn’t listed, it seems that the DOJ is at least trying to uncover Chinese spying activities in the U.S.