One of the shredded documents the FBI says it recovered from Chi Mak‘s trash seemed to be a set of instructions. Machine printed, in Chinese, it urged Mr. Mak – an engineer for a California defense firm and a naturalized US citizen – to attend more seminars on special subject matters. It went on to list technologies of interest to its unnamed author, including torpedoes, aircraft-carrier electronics, and a “space-launched magnetic levitational platform.”
The second document, also in Chinese, was handwritten. It was a list of nine related naval technologies, including ship propulsion – Mak’s expertise.
Innocent notes, or evidence of something sinister?