PRC State-Owned Company, Taiwan Company, and Three Individuals Charged With Economic Espionage

San Francisco, California - A federal grand jury indicted a state-owned enterprise of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), a Taiwan company, and three individuals, charging them with crimes related to a conspiracy to steal, convey, and possess stolen trade secrets of an American semiconductor company for the benefit of a company controlled by the PRC government.

Malaysian Financier Low Taek Jho, Also Known As “Jho Low,” and Former Banker Ng Chong Hwa, Also Known As “Roger Ng,” Indicted for Conspiring to Launder Billions of Dollars

New York - A three-count criminal indictment was unsealed Thursday in federal court in the Eastern District of New York charging Low Taek Jho, 36, also known as “Jho Low,” and Ng Chong Hwa, 51, also known as “Roger Ng,” with conspiring to launder billions of dollars embezzled from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Malaysia’s investment development fund, and conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by paying bribes to various Malaysian and Abu Dhabi officials. 

Executive Order Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela

Washington, DC - By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)) (INA), the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-278), as amended (the Venezuelan Defense of Human Rights Act), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

IWTS Yokosuka Sailors Participate in 42nd Annual Mikoshi Parade

Yokosuka, Japan - Sailors from Information Warfare Training Site (IWTS) Yokosuka, Japan, participated in the city’s 42nd annual Mikoshi Parade, October 28.

CNO Visits Indonesia, Affirms Commitment to Strategic Partnership

Jakarta, Indonesia - Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson visited Indonesia October 30, reaffirming the U.S. Navy’s commitment to the strategic partnership.

Presidential Proclamation on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, 2018

Washington, DC - The world today relies on critical infrastructure, such as power grids, water and food supplies, election infrastructure, transportation systems, and communications networks, that is increasingly complex, interconnected, and interdependent. During Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, we emphasize the vital role of strong national infrastructure in the national and economic security of our Nation. By mitigating risks to our critical infrastructure, we can keep America safe, healthy, and prosperous.