US accuses ex-Apple engineer of stealing trade secrets and fleeing to China
Case is among several announced on Tuesday over alleged crimes including export violations and smuggling
The US Department of Justice has charged a Chinese citizen with stealing trade secrets from Apple, including information about driverless car technology, in one of five cases brought by a new task force focused on protecting critical technology from foreign governments.
美国司法部(Department of Justice)指控一名中国公民窃取苹果(Apple)的商业机密，包括有关无人驾驶汽车技术的信息。这是一个专注于保护关键技术不落入外国政府之手的新工作组提起的五起案件之一。
A federal court on Tuesday unsealed an indictment accusing Weibao Wang, a former software engineer at Apple, of taking thousands of documents, including research and development of technology for autonomous systems used in self-driving cars.
The DoJ alleged that while the engineer was working on a secret project for Apple, he also started working for a US-based subsidiary of a company headquartered in China, which it said was developing self-driving cars.