Despite fighting for her return to the US five years ago, the United States government is now pushing to have scholar Gao Zahn deported to China, where she was held in 2001 for suspicion of spying for Taiwan.
Gao works as a researcher at the American University. Her deportation case, filed by the Department of Homeland Security, goes to court today. In 2003, Gao spent time in prison for exporting microprocessors to China.
She admitted to knowing that the technology would be used by the Chinese military. District Judge TS Ellis is surprised by the case, stating that were Gao a serious security risk, then more serious charges would have been filed.