Washington: A Chinese executive has been
charged for clandestinely exporting hundreds of gallons of
paint coatings to the Chashma 2 Nuclear Power Plant in
Xun Wang, a former Managing Director of PPG Paints
Trading (Shanghai), which is wholly-owned Chinese subsidiary
of US-based PPG Industries, was arrested on June 16 in Atlanta
and was produced before a court in District of Columbia
Wang, 51, has pleaded not guilty.
The United States is seeking to have her held without
bond pending trial, the Justice Department said in a
According to the indictment against Wang, in January
2006, PPG Industries sought an export license for the
shipments of coatings to Chashma II.
In June 2006, the Department of Commerce denied that
Chashma 2 Nuclear Power Plant is owned and operated by
Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), an entity on the
Department of Commerce`s Entity List.
PAEC was added to the list of entities after it
conducted the nuclear tests in November 1998.
Following that denial, Wang and her co-conspirators
agreed upon a scheme to export and re-export the
high-performance epoxy coatings from the US to Chashma II, via
a third-party distributor in China, without first having
obtained the required export license from the Department of
Commerce, the Justice Department said.
The indictment further states that from June 2006
through March 2007, Wang and other co-conspirators
intentionally concealed from PPG Industries that the paint
would be delivered to Chashma II.
Specifically, they falsely stated that the coatings were
to be used at a nuclear power plant in China, the export of
goods to which would not require a license from the Department
The indictment alleges that, through these means, Wang
and her co-conspirators exported three shipments of coatings
from the United States to Chashma II without the required
Department of Commerce license.