China Warns Americans Could Be Arrested Over DOJ Prosecution Of Chinese Military Scholars


Photo: In June, China allegedly threatened to detain an American if the US didn’t let Tang Juan (above) return to China  * Sources told the Wall Street Journal Chinese government officials have warned American counterparts repeatedly and through multiple channels 

 * China warned the US it will take US nationals residing in China hostage 

 * The move, known as ‘hostage diplomacy’, would be in retaliation for the arrests of several Chinese scientists on US soil this year 

 * At least four scientists have been arrested and charged with visa fraud 

 * They are accused of lying to US immigration to come to work at US research universities all the while secretly working for the Chinese military 

 * China is demanding the DOJ drop the charges against them

 * On one occasion in June, China threatened to detain an American if the US didn’t let research scientist Juan Tang return to China, sources said 

 * Tang was arrested when a photo of her in a PLA uniform surfaced online 

China has warned the US it will take Americans hostage if the Department of Justice doesn’t release Chinese research scientists accused of lying about working for the People’s Liberation Army, according to sources. 

People familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal Chinese government officials have warned their American counterparts repeatedly and through multiple channels including through the US Embassy in Beijing that the nation will take drastic action if their demands are not met. 

The move, known as ‘hostage diplomacy’, would be in retaliation for the arrests of several Chinese scientists on US soil this year. 

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