10/08/2014 05:59 EDT | Updated 12/08/2014 05:59 EST

Court sets extradition hearing for Chinese man accused of hacking U.S. secrets

VANCOUVER - A British Columbia court has set an extradition hearing for next July for the Chinese businessman accused by U.S. officials of a sophisticated hacking scheme to steal military secrets.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Gail Dickson has also set a pre-hearing conference for Su Bin, a permanent Canadian resident, for next month.

The FBI alleges Su was the mastermind of a plot to electronically steal information from American military contractor Boeing, as well as other defence contractors, and sell it to companies in China.

The bureau alleges the man directed hackers to illegally access Boeing's computers in California to obtain information about the aircraft company's military projects.

Su was arrested by RCMP on June 28, and Canadian officials are also seeking to strip him of his permanent residency status.