Xiang Haitao was an imaging scientist working for The Climate Corporation in St. Louis. The Climate Corporation is a subsidiary of Monsanto. In his work as an imaging scientist, Xiang developed software that would analyze field data to make predictions and increase farmers' productivity.
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In 2021, Xiaorong You, a.k.a. Shannon You, was convicted for conspiracy to commit trade secret theft and economic espionage. Shannon was a former employee of the Cola-Cola company in Atlanta and then the Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport.
From 2011 to 2018, the Hainan State Security Department (HSSD) recruited hackers and linguists in China to create malware used to hack into companies from 12 different countries and across multiple industries. Those identified from the HSSD that led the group are Ding Xiaoyang, Cheng Qingmin, and Zhu Yunmin.
Dr. Qing Wang, a researcher at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, allegedly used more than 3.6 million dollars in grant funding from the National Institute of Health to conduct research. The case alleges that while employed at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, he was also the Dean of the College of Life Sciences and Technology at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China.
Song Guo Zheng, a professor of rheumatology at The Ohio State University, used around 1.4 million in grant funding from the National Institute of Health to perform research he intended to take with him to China. He was interdicted and arrested on a flight May 22, 2020 in Alaska while it was on a layover before it was intended to travel to China.