Agents Abroad

The FBI is going global. Having already hung a shingle in Moscow to help the Russians fight organized crime, the bureau will open a Beijing office in October to join Chinese authorities in combating intellectual-property theft. The effort is a follow-up to last February's U.S.-Chinese accord to crack down on copyright piracy of movies, cassettes, CDs, and computer software. Illicit Chinese goods cost U.S. companies almost $1 billion in lost sales annually.

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