Espionage prosecutions ‘discriminatory’ against Asian, Chinese defendants, says Committee of 100


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Espionage prosecutions in the US have punished Chinese and Asian defendants more severely, and may have falsely accused them more often than Western defendants, according to a new report. Sponsored by the Committee of 100 (C100), a non-profit organisation promoting US-China relation s, the study examined court filings of 190 Economic Espionage Act (EEA) cases involving 276 defendants between 1996 and 2020, and found disparities in the way that defendants with Asian or Chinese names versus more Western names have been arrested and sentenced. “All of us law-abiding citizens who care about America, its strength and its vitality have to...