Chinese intelligence tried to undermine House candidacy of expat dissident, DOJ says

  March 16, 2022   News Stories

The Justice Department accused Chinese intelligence of attempting to undermine the congressional candidacy of a former Tiananmen Square protest leader-turned-retired U.S. Army chaplain in a criminal harassment and intimidation scheme.

The charges were leveled against Qiming Lin, a former Chinese police officer who later joined China’s Ministry of State Security, which is China’s internal intelligence and secret police agency. An FBI special agent assessed that Lin continued to act on behalf of the Chinese ministry despite his ostensible retirement.

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