According to International Herald Leader, a newspaper under Xinhua, American media openly reported more than ten “Chinese Espionage Cases” from March to October 2009. The most recent took place on October 14 when former Ford engineer Yu Xiangdong, a Chinese citizen, was arrested at a Chicago airport for using Ford Motor Company’s trade secrets to get a job in China. Almost every “spy case” is related to sensitive technologies.
A Chinese military expert said, “Since the financial crisis, China’s growth has become a highlight in the world. Some interest groups in Europe and the United States fabricated ‘China Spy Cases’ to restrain China." Some groups in the U.S. even worked on “manufacturing” Chinese spies by offering tempting bait to lure Chinese to become spies.