US News on 22nd June reported that Shuren Qin, a Chinese national living in Massachusetts and the head of a company that distributes marine-related products was arrested on charges that he conspired with an entity affiliated with China’s armed forces to export devices to that country that could be used in anti-submarine warfare.  He runs several China-based companies that import into China goods from the US and Europe with applications in underwater or marine technologies and includes LinkOcean Technologies, whose clients include Chinese research institutes and the naval warfare branch of the People’s Liberation Army, according to the charges.  Prosecutors said that from 2015 to 2016, Qin exported 78 hydrophones, devices which can be used to monitor sound underwater, to Northwestern Polytechnical University (NWPU), a Chinese military research institute.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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