US charges Chinese software engineer for theft of trade secrets

Nicholas Fearn
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William Yao could face up to ten years in prison if convicted - if he returns from China

A US court has charged a Chinese software engineer for allegedly stealing trade secrets from his former employer, and taking it to his next company in China.  Fifty-seven-year-old Xudong Yao - a...

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