China scientist pleads guilty to stealing trade secret from Monsanto

  January 6, 2022   News Stories

A Chinese national has pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal a trade secret from American agribusiness giant Monsanto, the US justice department said. […]

Xiang pleaded guilty on Thursday in Missouri, where Monsanto is based, to one count of conspiracy to commit economic espionage on behalf of China, it said.

According to the justice department, Xiang stole proprietary software developed by Monsanto to help farmers improve crop yields.

Read more at The Guardian.

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