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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Huawei has been charged in two sets of indictments with nearly two dozen counts of stealing trade secrets, violating economic sanctions and concealing its Iran business dealings via an unofficial subsidiary. Photo: AFP

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei was under secret US surveillance, US fraud hearing told

  • US authorities plan to use covertly gathered information in case charging the company with violating Iran sanctions
  • The US government obtained the information via ‘electronic surveillance and physical search’, but gave no details
Topic |   Huawei

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Huawei has been charged in two sets of indictments with nearly two dozen counts of stealing trade secrets, violating economic sanctions and concealing its Iran business dealings via an unofficial subsidiary. Photo: AFP
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