US district court: Chinese woman indicted on Pakistan exports

By AFP
Published: July 10, 2011

Xun Wang was arrested on the indictment on June 16 at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. PHOTO: SXC.

WASHINGTON: 

A woman who headed the Chinese unit of a US manufacturer was charged with illegally exporting high-performance coatings for Pakistan’s nuclear power plant, officials said Friday.

Xun Wang, a former managing director of PPG Paints Trading in Shanghai, a Chinese subsidiary of United States-based PPG Industries, Inc, was indicted on a charge of conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and related offences.

The Justice Department said Wang, 51, made her initial appearance on Thursday, in US District Court in Washington as a federal grand jury returned a sealed indictment charging her. Wang is accused of conspiring to export and re-export, and exporting and re-exporting specially designed, high-performance epoxy coatings to the Chashma 2 Nuclear Power Plant (Chashma II) in Pakistan, in violation of US sanctions. A Chinese national and lawful permanent US resident, Wang was arrested on the indictment on June 16 at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. The indictment is related to the December 21 guilty plea of PPG Paints Trading to a four-count information in the investigation.

PPG Paints Trading and its parent company, PPG Industries, Inc, paid $3.75 million in criminal and administrative fines and more than $32,000 in restitution, one of the largest monetary penalties for export violations in US history.

According to the indictment, PPG Industries sought an export licence in 2006 to ship coatings to Chashma II but was denied. “Following that denial, Wang and her co-conspirators agreed upon a scheme to export and re-export the high-performance epoxy coatings from the United States to Chashma II, via a third-party distributor in People’s Republic of China,” a Justice Department statement said.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 10th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Jul 9, 2011 - 11:16AM

    This is nothing but another GLARING manifestation of bias and HATRED for Pakistan. Israel has escaped it and India has escaped it but we being Muslims are always at the receiving end of these diatribes. Prepare yourself Pakistanis for more, more and more of these racist bitter denunciations. Salams to all.

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  • PAKISTANI 786
    Jul 9, 2011 - 3:31PM

    This is all the fault of administrationor God knows who was behind it; But who ever was behind this decision and planning must have their head in sh*t these people are traitors and should be deal with full force of the law BUT WHAT LAW ?. If they have;t done this stupid think we would not have being in the same position as were are know and can have obviously push much more harder with some rock solid track record for similar deals like India.

    Yes they do have a HATRED for Pakistan but our behavior is not helping either.

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  • ba ha
    Jul 9, 2011 - 5:43PM

    And we let Raymond Davis go free!! It pays to have a dozen or so Americans in our jails just in case.

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  • Cautious
    Jul 9, 2011 - 8:07PM

    The continued nuclear sanctions are the logical consequences of pandering nuke technology to N Korea, Libya, and Iran —- to make matters worse you still consider one of the architects of that nefarious deal a “national hero’ — shame on you.

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  • Zohaib
    Jul 10, 2011 - 3:54AM

    My fellow Pakistanis, just prepare yourself for more biased, hypocritical hatred. Not just from the US, but just recently here in Canada the Afghan community were protesing against our ISI agency which they claimed to be supporting the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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  • ontheborder
    Jul 12, 2011 - 12:50AM

    @Nazir Habib: It has nothing to do with you being muslim, just being Pakistani is enough, you stand no credibility in world. Thanks to your army and leaders and the nation of fools who believes in falsified history text books and have blind hatred and paranoia against India. You lost Bangladesh, you never will get Kashmir and you are on verge of loosing Balochistan. When will you guys wake up and learn the truth? Stop supporting or “morally” supporting terrorism and you will see the world will let you be alone and prosper. But Pakistan lies to be in center of attention and it feels glad to be under light in world , even if it is bad light.

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