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JPMorgan runs afoul of the FCPA: $264 million settlement

Christopher Burgess Blog, China, National Security Issues

This past week we learned that the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has teeth. JP Morgan Chase (JPMorgan) essentially, used the hiring of the children of Chinese leaders as a bribe in exchange for US$100,000,000 in deals in China a violation of the FCPA. In addition the bank violated the anti-bribery, books and records, and internal controls provisions of the …

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Chinese Cyber Espionage: What’s leaving your smartphone?

Christopher Burgess Blog, China, Information Security, IP Theft, National Security Issues

This week we saw, possible evidence of, yet another form of the Chinese cyber espionage. Smartphones calling “home” to China with user data. This is every government’s worst counterintelligence and cyber security nightmare. We are warned, repeatedly about the threat of Chinese cyber espionage, especially those in the national security arena. For those in the private sector, having the data …

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Agro Espionage – China’s corn espionage lead, MO Hailong, sentenced to prison

Christopher Burgess Blog, China, IP Theft

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Agro Espionage – Rice to China – Wengui Yan’s guilty plea

Christopher Burgess Blog, China, Insider Threat, IP Theft

On 24 October 2016, Wengui Yan, an Arkansas resident, an employee of the USDA Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center since 1996, and a naturalized US citizen originally from the PRC, successfully negotiated a plea-bargain with the Kansas US Attorney in his agro espionage case. Yan and his co-defendant, Weiqiang Zhang, PRC citizen, facilitated the theft of genetic rice from the …

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IP Theft: Crowdfunding sites harvested by Chinese counterfeiters

Christopher Burgess Blog, China, IP Theft

It should surprise no one to learn that the Chinese factories which are engaged the production of counterfeit goods produce goods which are identical or indistinguishable from the originals. The factories are engaged in intellectual property theft (IP theft) and are building their products by reverse engineering a product then creating the counterfeit version, or creating the counterfeit product by stealing …

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Rest easy: China says U.S. OPM data breach was criminal

Christopher Burgess Blog, China

Reuters recently reported how the Chinese are claiming they have concluded their official investigation into the allegation that the Chinese government were responsible for the Office of Personnel Management data breach which compromised the identities of ~20 million individuals government clearance portfolios. It is interesting to note, the Chinese government spokesperson did not indicate the US Government response to this …

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Espionage in the Heartland: Rice to China

Christopher Burgess Blog, China, Insider Threat, National Security Issues

On 12 December 2013, a criminal complaint was filed by the United States Attorney in the Kansas District, petitioning for the arrest of two individuals, with ties to China, for the theft of  trade secrets from Ventria Bioscience and other companies. Subsequently, these same two individuals were indicted for “conspiracy to steal trade secrets” by a federal grand jury on …

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Espionage in the Heartland: Corn to China

Christopher Burgess Blog, China, Insider Threat, National Security Issues

Espionage in the heartland of the United States? For two-plus years, perhaps for as many as four, a different type of harvesting has been occurring throughout the heartland of the United States. According to the criminal complaint (see below), filed by the United States Attorney, Nicholas A. Klinefeldt, a Chinese company, Kings Nower Seed, and their personnel have been harvesting more …

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China business magazine Caijing interviews Prevendra’s CEO

Christopher Burgess China, Media - Print, Prevendra in the News

Prevendra’s CEO & President, Christopher Burgess was recently interviewed by the Chinese business magazine Caijing.  Caijing’s Finance reporters asked Burgess a number of questions surrounding China – US relations.  The interview is provided below. The reporter, while gracious in his manner, noted that not all of Burgess’ answers were what the editorial team was expecting, but nonetheless they did include …

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China’s intellectual property advance

Christopher Burgess Blog, China, National Security Issues

Prevendra’s Christopher Burgess posted a piece on China in the Huffington Post – China’s Military – Here we are!, which noted how the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been eating the West’s intellectual property lunch for the past 25+ years in accordance with the PRC”s published doctrine. Especially worthy of note for those following the national security and geopolitical …