Documents from the suspended prosecution show

Documents from the suspended prosecution detail how a Canadian man accused of trying to spy on China “willing to provide the most important services” to Chinese authorities.

A criminal proceeding against Qing Quentin Huang, a naval engineer allegedly attempting to spy on China, was suspended by Judge Michael Dambrot of the Ontario Superior Court on December 15, 2021, and Huang’s constitutional ruling was given. ..Right to be tried Violated “guaranteed in a reasonable amount of time”.

Huang, who worked at Lloyd’s Register Canada, was arrested by RCMP in November 2013 in Burlington, Ontario, for attempting to provide information on Canadian shipbuilding classified as the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa. Lloyd’s specializes in engineering and technology for the shipping industry.

Huang was charged with trying to tell a secret to foreign powers under the Information Security Act. Police provided information related to elements of the Federal Shipbuilding Strategy, including patrol vessels, frigate vessels, naval auxiliary vessels, scientific research vessels, and icebreakers.

However, Huang’s criminal trial has been heard since 2013 as a legal dispute over the disclosure of a case in the Federal Court of Canada, a place to determine how much confidential material can be obscured. There was never.

On January 14, the 30-day deadline for the Canadian Public Prosecutor’s Office (PPSC) to file an appeal notice to overturn Danbro’s ruling expired, and the PPSC confirmed to the Toronto Star that authorities would not do so.

“Prosecutors apply jurisprudence in deciding when to appeal,” said a spokesman, as reflected in the PPSC’s policy. “I did so here and concluded that this was not the right case to appeal in all situations.”

However, the PPSC’s decision not to appeal lifted the ban on the reasons why Robert Bigelow of the Ontario State Court tried Huang’s proceedings in May 2015. His 11-page ruling, obtained by the Toronto Star, included a copy of Huang’s call to the Chinese embassy, ​​which had never been published before.

The Toronto Star was unaware that the line was tapped by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service on January 20 in one of two calls to the Chinese embassy in Ottawa, saying, “I am most important to the Chinese government. I want to provide services. ” ..

Bigelow’s ruling said fans began working at Lloyds’ Burlington office in 2006. At the time of the suspect’s crime, he was still hired as a planning surveyor.

During his employment, Lloyd was a subcontractor of Irving Shipbuilding and was tasked with evaluating and approving the design of Canadian vessels built under the Canadian National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSPS).

Since the NSPS project consists of dealing with “managed merchandise” in a particular plan, Lloyd’s surveyors need to obtain security clearance. Managed goods are defined by the government as goods that contain essential components and technical data for military and national security.

Bigelow writes that Huang did not apply for a security clearance despite numerous requests from his employer. The judge also said that Huang’s employment with Lloyd was “at risk” when management approached him in mid-November 2013, with some customers failing to meet his deadline. I complained.

Bigelow added that Huang requested several days to respond to the complaint. During that time, engineers downloaded about 6,000 files from the company’s internal network. It contains two documents labeled as managed goods.

When Mr. Huang finally applied for a security clearance on November 20, 2013, the judge said his management decided not to process his application until his employment status at the company was determined. Wrote.

According to Bigelow’s ruling, Huang called the Chinese embassy in Ottawa twice five days after downloading the 6,000 files.

During those calls, Huang was a senior structural specialist who valued Lloyd’s design and confirmed that his employer was working on a Canadian military vehicle.

He added that he was a Chinese citizen who had worked outside China for many years and is now a Canadian citizen. He told the embassy that he felt abused by Lloyd, claiming that the company had denied his security clearance because of racism.

“That’s why I’m ready to put everything at risk if I’m being treated that way now. I could disclose sensitive military intelligence to the Chinese government,” Huang said. Said.

“I’m serious. I’m ready to put everything at risk. The information I have, everything I have, wants to provide the most important service to the Chinese government. To … If the Chinese government needs my help (as is), I don’t hesitate at all, I do everything about Canadian military ships for the Chinese. “

“Call me, call me as soon as possible. I really want to serve you. And you may train me how to go about it,” he said. Added.

National security expert in an interview with the Toronto Star Aaron Sur “This case is never heard in the case, it only gives all the wrong cues,” said Danbro’s decision to continue the prosecution.

“If the evidence record is strong and you can’t successfully prosecute a man who is basically caught in the red, what message does this send … trying to pass the secret to foreign power? “Masu,” said Shull, a lawyer and manager, director of the Center for International Governance Innovation.

Canadian Press contributed to this report.

Isaac Theo


Isaac Teo is a Toronto-based Epoch Times reporter.