The FBI has been reaching out to universities across the country as the US tries to stem what American authorities portray as the wholesale theft of technology and trade secrets by researchers tapped by China. Photo: Reuters

University emails reveal breadth of FBI campaign against researchers’ ‘wholesale theft’ of trade secrets for China

  • Agents have lectured at seminars, briefed administrators in campus meetings and distributed pamphlets with cautionary tales of trade secret theft
  • Senior FBI officials said they were not encouraging schools to monitor researchers by nationality but instead to take steps to protect research
Topic |   US-China tech war

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The FBI has been reaching out to universities across the country as the US tries to stem what American authorities portray as the wholesale theft of technology and trade secrets by researchers tapped by China. Photo: Reuters
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