Hongjin Tan has pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets from US petroleum company Phillips 66. Photo: Hongjin Tan via LinkedIn

Chinese scientist Hongjin Tan pleads guilty in US court to stealing petroleum firm’s trade secrets

  • Battery expert stole information on manufacture of product worth more than US$1 billion, US Justice Department says
  • Tan told ex-colleague he was going back to China around time theft was reported, but was arrested before he could return
Topic |   US-China tech war

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Hongjin Tan has pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets from US petroleum company Phillips 66. Photo: Hongjin Tan via LinkedIn
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