September 26, 2008
U.S. Scientist Charged With Chinese Deals
The head of a Virginia company has been charged with giving China launch information to help its space program.
Quan-Sheng Shu, 68 -- president, secretary and treasurer of AMAC International, a research and development company in Newport News -- was arrested Wednesday, the Newport News Daily Press reported. He was charged with violating the Arms Export Control Act.
Justice Department officials allege that Shu also helped arrange a contract between the Chinese space agency and a French company for a hydrogen liquefier. The Justice Department said AMAC and the French company planned at least four more projects for ground support for the Chinese space program.