US arrests ‘Thousand Talents’ scholar with access to NASA secrets

US arrests ‘Thousand Talents’ scholar with access to NASA secrets, by Cameron Stewart.

Zhengdong Cheng, who had access to research conducted on the International Space Station, is said to have hidden his connections to China from his Texas A&M University and also from NASA.

“Zhengdong Cheng knowingly deceived NASA officials about his association with Chinese-owned companies and universities, willingly accepted US government funding, and defrauded his university,” said assistant director Alan Kohler Jr of the FBI’s Counter­intelligence Division.

Draw your own conclusions.