China Didn't Invent Industrial Espionage

The U.S. has been doing it for centuries.

It's not all about signals.

Photographer: Peter Kneffel/AFP/Getty Images

The U.S. Justice Department last week charged six Chinese scientists for stealing trade secrets and engaging in industrial espionage on behalf of China. A separate case, announced Friday, involved the former chairman of the physics department at Temple University, a China-born U.S. citizen who allegedly passed along semiconductor technology while working at an unnamed American company.

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