The United States Justice Department has dropped all charges against Xi Xiaoxing, chairman of Templeton University’s physics department and American citizen, after having arrested him in May on suspicion of sharing sensitive American-made technology with Beijing, The New York Times reported. Sworn statements from leading scientists in his field had since made it clear that the blueprints Xi had shared were not for the technology the government had charged him with disclosing. “If he was Canadian-American or French-American, or he was from the UK, would this have ever even got on the government’s radar? I don’t think so,” said Peter Zeidenberg, Xi’s lawyer.
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