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Monday, February 11, 2019

A 20-year-old Chinese student will do hard time for photos he took in the Florida Keys. Zhao Qianli was sentenced to a year in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to illegally taking pictures at a key US defense intelligence facility in Florida. A federal judge in Key West gave Qianli the maximum sentence after his guilty plea on Tuesday of one count of photographing defense installations.

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Roughly 350,000 people from China study in the US every year, experts say. Current and former intelligence officials told CNN that they all remain tethered to the Chinese government in some way, even if the vast majority aren't sent to the US to spy.

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Poor guy...

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-02-11 09:19 AM | Reply

He racks disciprin.

#2 | Posted by Spork at 2019-02-11 09:29 AM | Reply

Poor guy my @$$!!! "by circumnavigating the installation's primary fence line, and entering the military property from the beach."

I see a new call for another wall on the horizon. US security is at risk etc etc etc.

#3 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-02-11 09:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Try taking a picture of a military installation in communist China. You'll do more time than that, plus probably coming out short a kidney.

#4 | Posted by willowby at 2019-02-11 10:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Poor guy my @$$!!! "by circumnavigating the installation's primary fence line, and entering the military property from the beach."
I see a new call for another wall on the horizon. US security is at risk etc etc etc.

#3 | POSTED BY RIGHTISTRITE

Agreed. He knew he was trespassing.

#5 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-02-11 11:15 AM | Reply

He racks disciprin.

#2 | POSTED BY SPORK

You've already outed yourself as racist. No need to do it further.

#6 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-02-11 11:16 AM | Reply

and to further enhance the appearance of stupid it used a Japanese accent stereotype to impersonate a Chinese Asian.... any minute now I expect it to insert "oriental" into the mix.

It really is all in the detail.

#7 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-02-11 12:09 PM | Reply

Other countries do in, including those EU countries that Dems love so much. So, that means Dems have to support this.

#8 | Posted by humtake at 2019-02-11 12:11 PM | Reply

What was he thinking....?

#9 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-02-11 12:11 PM | Reply

Other countries do in, including those EU countries that Dems love so much. So, that means Dems have to support this.

#8 | POSTED BY Comrade dumbtake

And you Russians support Trump, so there is that!

#10 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-11 01:38 PM | Reply

TOTALLY MISLEADING HEADLINE!

He didn't just take photos of the base. That would imply that he just snapped a few pictures while standing off of the property. He intruded onto the grounds of the base. If you ask me, he got off LIGHTLY. He easily could have done decades for espionage.

#11 | Posted by MarcNBarrett at 2019-02-11 08:10 PM | Reply

He racks disciprin.
#2 | POSTED BY SPORK

And again...
And the Pubs wonder why they don't get the minority vote.

#12 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-02-12 05:26 AM | Reply

He was caught red handed. The Chinese call it collecting rain drops. Gather drops of data and they add up. Funny thing is...we are paying their tuition and giving them education to spy/collaborate/conspire against us. Check you local university and see how many Chinese grad students....

#13 | Posted by visiter at 2019-02-12 11:12 AM | Reply

Military bases that don't allow photography make it abundantly clear. I have to go through several checkpoints, and each oen has a sign indicating 'No cameras' 'No radio-frequency devices' 'No personal electronic devices' - not to mention the badge-checks and guards. While not impossible, you'd have to make an effort to bypass the physical barriers preventing access.

I had the cameras removed from my phone years ago so that I could use a decent smart-phone instead of an ancient flip-phone and still be able to transit my various work-spaces. Even that doesn't allow me 'onto some specific types of ship' at the moment. They're currently restricted to 'No personal electronic devices'.

#14 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-02-12 02:57 PM | Reply

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