The USA has trumped up charges against a citizen of China, said in Beijing

© RIA Novosti / Maria to Plotnikova in fotoangelo district Beijing Guomao area. Archival photoThe USA has trumped up charges against a citizen of China, said in Beijing© RIA Novosti / Maria to Plotnikova the image Bank

The US charges against Chinese national who at the request of Washington, was extradited from Belgium on charges of economic espionage, completely fabricated, said at a briefing on Thursday, foreign Ministry spokesman of China, Lu Kang.

«We drew attention to these messages, relevant charges and the US is completely fabricated. We hope that the United States in accordance with the law of fair dealing with this situation and ensure compliance with legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizen,» — said the diplomat.

Earlier it became known that Belgium was extradited to the USA of the employee of the Ministry of internal security of the PRC, the U.S. justice Department charging him with economic espionage. Xu Yanjun, also known by the names Qiu Hui and Zhang Hui, is accused of conspiracy to commit economic espionage and theft of trade secrets from several American companies related to aerospace and aviation industry.

The defendant was extradited on Tuesday from Belgium, where he was arrested in April at the request of the United States. His case will be considered by the court in Ohio.