Xudong Yao. Photo: FBI via AP

US charges Chinese software engineer Xudong Yao with stealing trade secrets from former American employer

  • The suspect, also known as William Yao, is considered a fugitive and is believed to be back in China, US prosecutors say
  • Yao, who faces nine counts of theft of electronic files, worked for a locomotive manufacturer in Illinois
Topic |   Espionage

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Xudong Yao. Photo: FBI via AP
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Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.