US Man Admits Illegal Space Data Exports to China

U.S. citizen has entered a guilty plea in the case charging him with selling rocket technology to China in violation of U.S. law. Reuters reports:

Shu admitted that from 2003 through October of 2007 he violated the U.S. arms export control law by providing China with assistance in the design and development of a cryogenic fueling system for space launch vehicles.

He admitted that in 2003 he violated the same law by exporting to China military technical data from a document about designing and making a liquid hydrogen tank and various pumps, valves, filters and instruments.

Shu also pleaded guilty to offering bribes of nearly $190,000 to Chinese government officials to win the award last year of a $4 million contract for a hydrogen liquefier project for a French company Shu represented, the department said.

November 17, 2008, 7:28 PM
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