National Newswatch

The federal government is seeking to shield from public view some details of the case against a former Canadian Space Agency engineer accused of negotiating on behalf of a Chinese aerospace company.

Last December, the RCMP charged 61-year-old Wanping Zheng with breach of trust in a case police say is tied to foreign interference.

Wanping Zheng is accused of using his status as an engineer at the CSA to negotiate satellite station installation agreements with Iceland on behalf of a Chinese aerospace company.

The federal attorney general’s office recently filed documents in Federal Court seeking an application under the Canada Evidence Act, which balances protection of national security with the constitutional right of the accused to a fair trial.

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