China targeted dad of Olympic figure skater Alysa Liu, other critics in the U.S., DOJ will charge

China targeted dad of Olympic figure skater Alysa Liu other critics

March 18, 2022: -The Justice Department is going to accuse Chinese government agents of waging campaigns to intimidate critics that live in the U.S, among them the dad of an Olympic figure skater Alysa Liu, in new criminal charges expected to be formally announced on Wednesday, NBC News reported.

The Justice Department has scheduled a 2 p.m. press conference to detail the allegations and charges.

NBC News, which cited officials familiar with the case, reported three separate alleged efforts by Chinese government agents targeting critics in the U.S.

Arthur Liu is the father of Olympic figure skater Alysa Liu, a lawyer and political activist in the San Francisco Bay area. Alysa Liu, aged 16, is a two-time U.S. champion who also competed for the American team in the Winter Games in Beijing.

According to NBC, when he lived in China, Arthur Liu helped organize pro-democracy demonstrations there.

An unidentified Democratic candidate for Congress on Long Island in New York was a second target for intimidation. The candidate’s name is not revealed in court documents.

That candidate appears to be Xiong Yan, a retired U.S. Army chaplain involved in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing.

Yan seeks the Democratic nomination for New York’s 1st District seat in the House of Representatives this year.

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