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China's technology tactics irk its trading partners

May. 20, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — For four decades, Beijing has cajoled or pressured foreign companies to hand over technology. And its trading partners say if that didn't work, China stole what it wanted. Communist leaders deflected demands for change until foreign frustration erupted into a showdown with President Donald...

Huawei hit by US export controls, potential import ban

May. 16, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was subjecting the Chinese company to strict export controls. Huawei would be the largest business ever subjected to the...

China rejects 'unfounded hype' after GE spying accusation

Apr. 24, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's government on Wednesday rejected accusations that it steals technology after a former General Electric Co. engineer and his Chinese business partner were indicted on charges of industrial spying. The charges announced Tuesday come amid a tariff war between Beijing and Washington over...

Ex-GE engineer charged with stealing trade secrets for China

Apr. 23, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former General Electric engineer and his business partner in China were indicted Tuesday on charges they stole the company's trade secrets from a New York plant for the Chinese government in what federal prosecutors called "a textbook example" of industrial espionage. The Department...

German authorities raid homes, offices in tax fraud probe

Apr. 11, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have searched over a dozen offices and homes across the country as part of their investigation into a massive tax fraud going back more than a decade, officials said Thursday. The scheme involved so-called cum-ex transactions in which participants would lend each other...

In trade wars of 200 years ago, the pirates were Americans

Mar. 28, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The upstart nation was a den of intellectual piracy. One of its top officials urged his countrymen to steal and copy foreign machinery. Across the ocean, a leading industrial power tried in vain to guard its trade secrets from the brash young rival. In the late 18th and early 19th...

US to China: Don't steal trade secrets the way we used to do

Mar. 28, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The upstart nation was a den of intellectual piracy. One of its top officials urged his countrymen to steal and copy foreign machinery. Across the ocean, a leading industrial power tried in vain to guard its trade secrets from the brash young rival. In the late 18th and early 19th...

Ex-NSA contractor expected to plead guilty in document theft

Mar. 27, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former National Security Agency contractor accused in a massive theft of classified information is expected to plead guilty Thursday in what U.S. prosecutors had once portrayed as a "breathtaking" breach at the nation's biggest spy shop. Prosecutors announced Wednesday that Harold T....