US citizen accused of spying on behalf of Chinese government

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California tour operator charged by United States (US) officials with illegally ferrying information to China was a quiet and friendly man with a taste for luxury cars, a neighbour said. Xuehua Edward Peng, 56, of Hayward was charged in documents unsealed on Monday with being an illegal foreign agent and delivering classified US national security information to officials in China, US Attorney David L Anderson said in San Francisco. Anderson accused Peng, whom he described as a tour operator for Chinese students and visitors, of a “combination of age-old spycraft and modern technology”. More details in Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin.