Four arrests linked to Chinese spy ring
By Bill GertzTHE WASHINGTON TIMES
Four persons arrested in Los Angeles are part of a Chinese
intelligence-gathering ring, federal investigators said, and the suspects caused
serious compromises for 15 years to major U.S. weapons systems, including
submarines and warships. U.S. intelligence and security
officials said the case remains under investigation but that it could prove to
be among the most damaging spy cases since the 1985 one of John A. Walker Jr.,
who passed Navy communication codes to Moscow for 22 years.
The Los Angeles spy ring has operated since 1990 and has
funneled technology and military secrets to China in the form of documents and
computer disks, officials close to the case said. The
ring was led by Chi Mak and his wife, Rebecca Laiwah Chiu, along with Mr. Chi's
brother, Tai Wang Mak, and his wife, Fuk Heung Li, officials said.