Liang's Undisclosed Foreign Agent Activities
The U.S. District Court's indictment states that Liang knowingly acted and caused others to act in the United States as an agent of a foreign government without providing prior notification to the U.S. Attorney General, as required by law. Liang is accused of acting as an agent of the People's Republic of China starting in or around 2018.
Monitoring and Reporting on Individuals for the CCP
According to the U.S. District Court handling the case, Liang monitored and reported on individuals and organizations for the CCP. He is also accused of organizing a counter-protest to U.S. pro-democracy dissidents and providing information on potential recruits.
Liang's Communications with PRC Government Officials
The court's indictment reveals that Liang communicated with PRC government officials using various means, such as telephone calls and messages via the social media application WeChat. All WeChat communications are stored on servers outside the United States.
Liang's Role in Pro-PRC, Anti-Taiwanese Independence Organization
In January 2019, Liang co-founded the New England Alliance for the Peaceful Unification of China and served as its vice president through at least 2021. The organization is pro-PRC and anti-Taiwanese independence.
Liang's Alleged Task of Information Gathering for PRC Officials
Working with the Chinese Consulate based in New York, Liang was allegedly tasked with information gathering by a series of PRC officials of different ranks and the United Front Work Department.