Chinese Criminal Court Convicts Three Engineers Of Stealing Huawei's Trade Secrets

Law360, New York (December 9, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a widely publicized case, a Chinese criminal court has convicted three former employees of network gear makers Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and UTStarcom Inc. of stealing Huawei’s trade secrets.

Wang Zhijun and Liu Ning were each sentenced to three years and fined 50,000 yuan (US$6,000). Qin Xuejun was sentenced to two years and was fined 30,000 yuan by the Nanshan District People’s Court.

The three engineers, who have been held by Chinese authorities for more than two years and had their company’s assets frozen, said...
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