Yuesheng Wang, researcher for the provincial utility, faces espionage charges
The Hydro-Québec employee accused of spying for China is a flight-risk and should not be released on bail, prosecutors argued Tuesday.
Yuesheng Wang, 35, a researcher who is alleged to have illegally done work for Chinese institutions while employed at Hydro-Québec, appeared in court on Tuesday morning.
Wang appeared via video conference link at the Longueuil courthouse for a hearing to set a future appearance date. He requested a Mandarin interpreter, though he said he spoke English.
The bail process will take longer than usual in this case because of the nature of the accusations, Wang’s lawyer, Gary Martin, told reporters outside the courtroom.