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U.S. espionage cases involving American citizens born in mainland China and Taiwan raise concerns over racial profiling

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
n all of the current cases where the U.S. is pursuing charges against scientists suspected of spying for a foreign government, the targets of investigation have had roots in China. The FBI contends that it "does not initiate investigations based on an individual's race, ethnicity, national origin or religion."
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.