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Posted on 05/03/2005 6:44:23 AM PDT by thierrya
CHINESE WOMAN ARRESTED IN FRANCE ON INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE CHARGES
Received Monday, 2 May 2005 19:01:00 GMT
VERSAILLES, France, May 2 (AFP)
A Chinese woman accused of industrial espionage during an internship with car equipment manufacturer Valeo has been detained in custody, legal sources said Monday.
The woman has denied charges of "intrusion in an automatic data system" and "abuse of confidence" after allegedly copying features of a number of cars that are still on the drawing board.
During a search of her home Friday police found six computers and two hard drives with a "huge capacity" and containing material considered confidential by the Valeo directors.
The young woman, who has a number of degrees including mathematics, applied physics and fluid mechanics, had been an intern since February at Valeo offices in Guyancourt, a suburb of Paris.
An executive noticed her frequently walking around the office carrying her portable computer.
A source close to the inquiry described the woman, who speaks German, Spanish, English, French and some Arabic, as "brilliant" and of "exceptional competence".
A "Killer Queen" perhaps?
Its been happening since we started farming. I would love to meet her.
I am SHOCKED! SHOCKED that spying is going on in France.
Nothing better for America could happen than having the Chinese steal French "Technology". That'll slow 'em down.
The hundreds of millions of dollars illegally paid by Chinese Military Intelligence to the Clintons and the DNC during the 1990's were not just because Hillary has such a sweet personality and high morals.
Its been happening since we started farming.
Yep. The only thing thats changed is the nature of the punishment, luckily for her.
Yeah..but she is probably fat, has acne, and cant cook...
I will wait for the Paul Harvey version...
HAHAHA,,, spying on the frogs,,, what a waste of time !
3-4 years ago, Europe caught the US red-handed, spying and tapping and listening into the European Email ,Fax and other telecommunication systems.The US esponiage was to learn about European MNCs and Corporations quotations etc eg to the Middle East etc.This Chinese girl' case is minute comparatively
Boy, did the Europeans made a big row of it, when they discovered the US operations
This is the famous American "OPERATION ECELUNT"( spelling incorrect)
Don't the French know how it's done? A $100,000 "campaign contribution" to Chirac, and then a French company can accidentally release the secrets to a visiting Chinese scientist. That's a much more efficient way to give China the information that will allow them to threaten you.