January 27, 2023

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A potential Chinese spy on the Canadian space agency despite warnings

A potential Chinese spy on the Canadian space agency despite warnings

Despite lengthy warnings from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the alleged Chinese spy reportedly spent several years with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).

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Last December, Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested Wanping Zheng, a 61-year-old Chinese national. He was later accused of “breach of trust by a public official” as he allegedly used his position to help the Chinese aerospace company win strategic deals in Iceland.

However, according to CBC News on Sunday, Mr. Zheng submitted three reports to the Canadian Space Agency in 2015 and 2016. CSIS is concerned about whether human beings will receive information on specific technologies related to intellectual property. Belongs to ASC.

CSIS refused to hold a planned presentation for CSA members in 2017 after learning that Wanping Zheng was about to attend, CBC reported.

Facing the fears of the Counter Intelligence Service, Mr. Zheng decided to restore the security clearance for only two years, but this period is usually 10 years.

“When concerns were raised about an individual’s activities outside of work, the ASC took action, including internal inquiries and restrictions on access to information,” the company said. CSA spokeswoman Andrea Matte declined to comment further as the matter was before. Court.

Wanping Zheng is scheduled to return to court this week.