Friday, March 23, 2012, 3/23/2012 03:33:00 PM

Yet Another Case of Chinese Economic Espionage?


From Tire Review (a publication that I didn’t know existed, but I’m glad it does), the story of Xiaorgon Wang, a 50-year-old man from Hudson, Ohio, indicted in federal court in Ohio on charges that he stole trade secrets from his former employer, tiremaker Bridgestone Americas.

Tire Review says Wang, who worked at Bridgestone as a researcher, downloaded proprietary information after he was fired, including research on polymer formulas and unpatented data (i.e. trade secrets). It also reports that the FBI says Wang lied about his relationship with the Shanghai Frontier Elastomer Co.

Sounds like another case of a Chinese state enterprise trying to grab American know-how.

We'll keep you in the loop.

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