中国否认谋取美国航天技术 China Denies Seeking US Space Technology

18 November, 2008

中国否认有关以非法手段谋取美国航天技术的说法,此前一名在中国出生的科学家在美国认罪,承认向中国出售火箭技术。

中国外交部发言人秦刚今天(星期二)对记者说,这一指称是出于不可告人的动机,但他没有详细说明。

科学家舒全胜星期一在美国一家法庭认罪,承认行贿以及违反美国针对中国的武器禁运规定。这名低温学专家9月被逮捕,被控在2003年至2007年期间向中国出售氮燃料助推火箭的技术。

检方说,舒全胜还向中国官员行贿,为一家法国公司争取一份有利可图的合同,而这家法国公司是他的高科技公司的中间商。  

China is rejecting suggestions that it illegally sought U.S. space technology, after a Chinese-born scientist pleaded guilty in the United States to selling rocket technology to China.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told reporters today (Tuesday) the allegation was made with "ulterior motives." He did not elaborate.

Scientist Shu Quan-sheng pleaded guilty in a U.S. court (in Virginia) Monday to bribery and to violating the U.S. arms embargo against China. The cryogenics expert was arrested in September and charged with selling China technology for hydrogen-propelled rockets between 2003 and 2007.

Prosecutors said Shu also bribed Chinese officials to secure a lucrative contract for a French firm used as an intermediary for his high-tech company (AMAC International).