US citizen Sentenced For Spying For The Chinese Government

Xuehua Peng, also known as Edward Peng, a naturalized American citizen originally from China, was sentenced for conducting espionage on behalf of the Chinese government, the US Department of Justice announced on Tuesday.

Peng was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment and fined $30,000 by a US District Court judge in California on Monday.

Prior to his arrest, Peng, 56, had been working as a tour guide for Chinese tourists in the San Francisco Bay Area. But when he wasn’t showing his beloved countrymen the Frisco sites, he acted as a courier for classified US national security documents and money on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS), China’s equivalent of the CIA.

According to the DOJ, in 2015 Peng was approached by an MSS agent during a trip back home to China. The agent told Peng that he could make use of his American citizenship to help the Chinese government.

Between 2015 and 2018, Peng would leave MSS money and instructions for Chinese spies at five “dead drops” in hotel rooms in San Francisco and Columbus, Georgia. He would then depart for several hours, during which time a Chinese spy would come, retrieve the MSS’ money and communiques, and leave documents behind. Peng would then return and retrieve the documents. In this way, he never had to meet with any of the spies face to face, and thus hoped to evade detection.

Peng would then take the documents with him on trips to Beijing and deliver them to the MSS.

The FBI, which grew suspicious of Peng’s activities, set up hidden cameras in the hotel rooms and filmed him picking up the documents, and also monitored his phone calls with MSS agents.

During the course of his trial, Peng pleaded guilty, confessing to voluntarily working for the MSS.

It seems ironic that for the past several years, the United States has been obsessed with Russia as the government that is supposedly intent on sabotaging the American political system from within. While actual evidence of Russian interference has been hard to come by, here we have actual proof of Chinese efforts to undermine US national security – and yet you won’t be hearing much about that in the mainstream media.

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24 Thoughts to “US citizen Sentenced For Spying For The Chinese Government”

  1. Statesman Patriot

    MSM is siding with Chinese Commies on Covid19 propaganda as well.
    Perhaps the MSM needs to be investigated as spies???????

  2. Steve

    America disappointed!
    Oliver Stone receives 7 years for allegedly lying to the democrats about a fake claim the democrats made up by the Clintons to try a coo against President Trump and the American people.
    A treasonous immigrant naturalized citizen actively spies for China while an active traitor only gets 4 years!
    This is why demcrazies belong in jail their treason to all true Americans is even worse than the Chinese spy! To betray your country for greed and power thru lies, fake news and censorship via the media by preaching opinion other than news and unfair one sided views bombarded upon Americans without equal non partisan views being allowed and in most cases suppressed
    Shame on you!

  3. James Cooke

    It is time to remove all Chinese Comunists from this country. This includes their organizations and contacts. All Chinese people in our Universities and Industries shoild return to their Mother country. Especially their reporters and other media people. We are unofficially at War with the Chinese Communists and our Government should respond accordingly.

  4. Beverly

    He should have been charged with TREASON!
    Four years of imprisonment and a $30,000 fine is a slap on the hand.
    This young man became a naturalized citizen and has committed an act of espionage……which is the same as TREASON………..something that should still be on the laws with the penalty of being sentenced to death. A military FIRING SQUAD would be capable of handling this task for the U.S. Government.

  5. Buddy

    ? this is less tim than Trump associates are serving for being innocent of any crimes!!!!

  6. Buddy

    ? this is less time than Trump associates are serving for being innocent of any crimes!!!!
    WTFU America!

  7. nebo

    Not nearly harsh enough. When does this become espionage? And when is his execution?

  8. Robert Elliott

    Im m hoping the virus fixes our homeless and borderjumper problems.

  9. 4 years is nowhere near enough. Since he is a natural citizen of the U.S., he should have been tried for treason, convicted and hanged.

  10. czerny

    After 4 short years of imprisonment, he should be stripped of his US citizenship and deported to his beloved China. With the anti-China sentiments running high, may it be his body that’s shipped back to China.

  11. He should be stripped of his US citizenship and deported after incarceration.

  12. Mike Fredicksono

    Send his commie ass back to Being! I’m sure there are more of these communist scumbags marauding as naturalized citizens! Timr to get a lot tougher on china! Stop all trade with them and all travel! Quit pacifying the ccp!!!

  13. Why did this Chinese Spy get only 4 years in prison (which he won’t completely serve)? Why not the death penalty? Or at least Life?

  14. Jim S.

    Keep Bringing them in you IDIOT’S.

  15. N A

    They should have HUNG the S.O.B and feed him to the SHARKS !!

  16. John Flynn

    The DemoRATS will sink America
    Let’s put the Swamp rats in GITMO

  17. Dorothy

    Mainstream Media should publish it!

  18. Albert

    wow!4 whole years and $30,000 fine. That’s America for you. Should have gotten at least 40 years and $3,000000 fine. I’m sure he must have made that from China. Look what Biden son
    made and he wasn’t even a spy.

  19. I hope they give this jerk a little tuff love in prison and throw away the key. He’s a POS! This is what we get when we let everyone into the United States! Let them stay home…..

  20. He is probably a registered Democrat

  21. kim

    That’s Bullshit he should have been convicted and sent to prison for the rest of his life or executed for selling us out to the communists bastards. Must have been a demonrat judge that handed that sentence out and was probably defended by pencil neck Adam pencil neck Shits!! what a joke better people got more time than a traitor to the U.S.

  22. Maybe all GOPs need to be executed. They lie and don’t care about this country. Keep your head up Trump ass while this country goes to hell.

  23. I ask when is his EXECUTION , he needs only to spend time in jail until they can hang his sorry ass.

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