Chinese Corporate Espionage — Stealing Seeds and Biotech from America’s Heartland

China has had a long and robust corporate espionage program at work in the US for decades. Every few months we hear about cyber espionage and hacking emanating from China.

This story, about a Chinese spy caught stealing trade secrets and seeds details a growing area of espionage for China – farming. Not surprising when one learns of the challenges China faces in feeding a growing nation while available farm land is shrinking. Pollution is also destroying land, and worse water supplies.

Their answer, steal trade secrets from US corporations and their R & D to increase productivity of Chinese farming techniques.

Here’s a great resource for more reading on this growing body of espionage.

About Christopher Metcalf - Author

Christopher Metcalf is the author of Lance Priest / Preacher novels. Lance "Preacher" Priest is a spy, a killer, a human chameleon. He is the CIA's perfect weapon who lives by one simple rule -- there are no rules. Spies and Lies is a blog dedicated to espionage, the art and science of lying and occasional creative writing.
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