The RCMP say they've snared a man they allege was preparing to pass along classified information about Ottawa's massive shipbuilding program to China.
In what seems like lightning speed in an espionage case, the Mounties arrested Waterdown, Ont., resident Qing Quentin Huang after learning only last Thursday, Nov. 28, that someone was going to sell sensitive information to the Chinese. RCMP arrested Huang, a Canadian citizen, on Saturday afternoon.
It's not clear exactly what information Huang is alleged to have offered about the $34-billion National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, a program to provide new vessels for the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Coast Guard, as well as new ice-breakers and scientific research ships.
“In these types of cases, sharing of information may give a foreign entity a tactical, military or competitive advantage by knowing the specifications of vessels responsible for defending Canadian waters and Canadian sovereignty,” RCMP Chief Superintendent JenniferRead More »from Qing Quentin Huang charged for allegedly trying to pass classified Canadian information to China