US President Donald Trump’s intensified crackdown on IP theft has stoked fears that racial discrimination is being used to prosecute Chinese scientists unfairly. Photo: AP

US-China tech war shrouded by ‘new red scare’ as Donald Trump cracks down on IP theft

  • More federal cases have been filed against Chinese firms since the US launched its initiative to combat intellectual property theft and economic espionage
  • Lawyers and Chinese scientists fear that prosecution is increasingly racially charged
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump’s intensified crackdown on IP theft has stoked fears that racial discrimination is being used to prosecute Chinese scientists unfairly. Photo: AP
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Karen Yeung

Karen Yeung

Karen Yeung joined the Post in 2017 after more than 15 years' experience on global newswires in Hong Kong and Shanghai. She spent eight years in Shanghai and has received awards for best feature, analysis and agenda-setting.

Chad Bray

Chad Bray

Chad is a senior business reporter focused on finance. He has previously written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires.