A Chinese scientist who had worked for Monsanto and one of its subsidiaries has admitted stealing an agriculture trade secret after investigators found intellectual property on one of his electronic devices after he left the companies. Photo: The Maui News via AP, File
A Chinese scientist who had worked for Monsanto and one of its subsidiaries has admitted stealing an agriculture trade secret after investigators found intellectual property on one of his electronic devices after he left the companies. Photo: The Maui News via AP, File

Chinese man pleads guilty to stealing Monsanto trade secret in the US

  • Haitao Xiang, 44, admits to conspiracy to commit economic espionage and awaits sentencing
  • US prosecutors say Xiang had Monsanto’s proprietary farming software on his device the day after he left the company and was about to fly to China

Topic |   US-China relations
A Chinese scientist who had worked for Monsanto and one of its subsidiaries has admitted stealing an agriculture trade secret after investigators found intellectual property on one of his electronic devices after he left the companies. Photo: The Maui News via AP, File
A Chinese scientist who had worked for Monsanto and one of its subsidiaries has admitted stealing an agriculture trade secret after investigators found intellectual property on one of his electronic devices after he left the companies. Photo: The Maui News via AP, File
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