MSM Ho-Hums Enemy Spies from Red China

Funny how the mainstream media have such a hard time using the word "spy" or "espionage" when there are immigrants involved: neither of those words appear in the Associated Press news story: U.S. to deport relatives of Chinese-born engineer in export case [San Jose Mercury News, Jan 9, 2008].

Instead we read about "export control laws" and other ambiguities. The press does not want to alarm us that enemies are here from hostile regimes, particularly Red China, who are working to undermine this nation by stealing secrets with military applications. And many of the most dangerous are here with legal standing as students or workers in high tech industry.

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Federal immigration officials said Wednesday that they have arrested the sister-in-law and nephew of a Chinese-born engineer convicted of conspiring to export U.S. defense technology to China and intend to deport them to China.

Fuk Li, 50, and her son, Billy Mak, 27, both pleaded guilty to federal offenses last year when they were arrested during an investigation into their relative, engineer Chi Mak.

Because of their guilty pleas, they are eligible for deportation and will remain in custody until a hearing before a federal immigration judge, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Both came to the United States in 2001 from China.

I described the Chi Mak spy case in plain language in Mentioning The Unmentionable About The Chinese "Model Minority"...

With the power of Red China on the rise, questions about national allegiance are sure to increase. And rightly so. Lou Dobbs reported in March that the Chi Mak spy case had revealed that there are 3000 Chinese front companies here to steal American military and industrial secrets. Chi Mak was a naturalized U.S. citizen who was accused of spying for the PRC as part of his job as an engineer. "Prosecutors say the 66-year-old Mak was acting out of loyalty to his Chinese homeland and had plans to retire there," the show reported. He was later convicted, and several family members pleaded guilty to espionage charges.

These people are enemy spies, pure and simple. How hard would it be for the press say that?

Editors are afraid of being smacked around by Chinese ethnic interest groups who raise a stink whenever some tribal member gets bad press, like the Wen Ho Lee case.