FBI: Chinese Scientist Sentenced for Theft of Billion-Dollar Secrets
Sun June, 2020, Age: 4 years
A Chinese scientist’s theft of a trade secret—one worth an estimated $1 billion—is an example of what the FBI says is a systematic campaign by the Chinese government to gain an economic advantage by stealing the innovative work of U.S. companies and facilities. The scientist had lived in the United States since 2012 and was a legal permanent resident. He earned his Ph.D. at an American university and had a job waiting for him in China with a company in the same industry, which alarmed his superiors.