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Reuters exclusively reports German prosecutors charge Chinese-born engineer in industrial espionage case

Reuters exclusively reports German prosecutors charge Chinese-born engineer in industrial espionage case

Reuters exclusively reported that German chemicals maker Lanxess caught one of its senior engineers stealing confidential business information to erect a copycat chemical reactor in China. The case underscores fears among German officials and executives about industrial espionage in Europe’s largest manufacturing nation. State prosecutors in the city of Cologne, where the company is headquartered, told Reuters they had brought criminal charges in June against a Chinese-born German national based on a complaint filed with police by Lanxess about two years ago.


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