Tag: Industrial Espionage

Fearing ‘Spy Trains,’ Congress May Ban a Chinese Maker of Subway Cars

CHICAGO — America’s next fight with China is unfolding at a glistening new factory in Chicago, which stands empty except for the shells of two subway cars and space for future business that is unlikely to come. A Chinese state-owned company called CRRC Corporation, the world’s largest train maker, completed the $100 million facility this […]

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Huawei Has a Plan to Help End Its War With Trump

After a week of interviews in Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, I’ve come away with some strong feelings about the United States-China trade dispute. There are two battlefronts: One is the negotiation to eliminate the barriers to American companies competing in China, and the other is what to do about Huawei, China’s enormous telecom networking […]

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Huawei Says, Without Evidence, That U.S. Pressured Its Employees

BEIJING — The Chinese technology giant Huawei said on Tuesday, without providing evidence, that the United States government had pressured the company’s employees to turn against it and had used cyberattacks to infiltrate the firm’s computer systems in recent months. The company, which makes smartphones and equipment for telecommunications networks, has been the focus of […]

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Universities Face Federal Crackdown Over Foreign Financial Influence

WASHINGTON — The Education Department has begun cracking down on universities that fail to disclose donations and contracts from foreign governments, hoping to give far more scrutiny to funding that has washed into the United States’ higher education institutions from countries often at odds with American policies but eager to tap the country’s brightest minds. […]

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The Spy Business Is Booming and We Should Be Worried

What is going on? Russian spies are assassinating people in other countries, directing internet companies to troll our social media and trying to undermine our political process almost in plain sight. At the same time, agents acting at the behest of the Chinese Communist Party are stealing our proprietary information and technology. North Korean spies […]

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Chinese Drones Made in America: One Company’s Plan to Win Over Trump

WASHINGTON — DJI, the large Chinese drone maker, is facing mounting security concerns within the Trump administration that its flying machines could send sensitive surveillance data back to China. Now, the company is trying to get on American officials’ good side by building a new product in the United States. The company, which is privately […]

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