Part of the US justice department’s “China Initiative” is getting universities and companies to realise they are potential targets for economic espionage. Photo: Reuters

US federal prosecutors take aim at Chinese economic espionage

  • Massachusetts seen as ‘target-rich environment’ for intellectual property theft due to its research universities, biotech, cybersecurity and defence firms
  • Officials at local companies and colleges have been encouraged to bring suspected instances of espionage to attention of federal investigators
Topic |   US-China relations

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Part of the US justice department’s “China Initiative” is getting universities and companies to realise they are potential targets for economic espionage. Photo: Reuters
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