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Former Motorola software engineer goes on trial for economic espionage

Hanjuan Jin is the latest in a line of Chinese actors facing trial for stealing trade secrets

A former software engineer for Motorola Inc. accused of stealing the company’s technology for China’s military and a Beijing company will be tried in Chicago today for economic espionage.

Hanjuan Jin, a 41-year-old Chinese-born naturalized U.S. citizen, allegedly took 1,000 confidential company documents before resigning and attempting to return to China. However, she was arrested in 2007 at O’Hare International Airport.

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