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Boeing, a target of economic espionage
Boeing, a target of economic espionage
Chen Qin

BEIJING - Less than six months ago, U.S. Under Secretary of State Robert D. Hormats gave an exclusive interview to Caixin, in which he said that one of the most important tasks in US-China relations was to define differences on intellectual property rights protection and find common solutions within the next six months.

On Feb. 20, the White House released a strategy paper outlining an approach for protecting the trade secrets of U.S. companies. “Emerging trends indicate that the pace of economic espionage and trade secret theft against U.S. corporations is accelerating,” said the report, noting that “cyber intrusion activity” targeting trade secrets in particular posed a threat to American businesses.

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