Huawei product designers arrested and charged with espionage for giving intel to LeEco
by Luis D. / Jan 18, 2017, 8:27 PM
Sadly, it seems six product designers at Huawei forgot this most important rule while leaking confidential data to fellow Chinese firm LeEco. The latter has been making headlines with its efforts of selling its affordable smartphones in the U.S. at competitive prices while working on stuff like smart bycicles and electric cars, among many other things.
Huawei has already pressed charges against the alleged snitches. Meanwhile, LeEco denies receiving information from them and bounces the topic back to another pressing matter. Huawei insists that LeEco stole 2 technological patents for an antenna design and a children's smartwatch from them. The alleged informants' recent arrest is another drop of bad blood between the two.
Copy from US or S. Korea, that's cool. But copy from another Chinese copy, you're arrested and going to jair.
posted on Jan 18, 2017, 8:37 PM 3
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That's the sad truth. China encourages their companies to copy or even steal from foreign companies but not each other. Corporate espionage is very common in China considering the Chinese government has been accused multiple times of doing it on behalf of their companies.
posted on Jan 19, 2017, 9:16 AM 0
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China copies *insert OEM* designs, no lawsuit. China copies China, sue festival. I don't get it.
posted on Jan 18, 2017, 8:41 PM 6
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Wasn't it a few months ago people were saying Huawei workers are loyal and they lose pay to make sure the company does well?? Seems like these workers didn't get that memo LOL
posted on Jan 19, 2017, 2:13 AM 0
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