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Three suspected Chinese spies arrested in Germany — caught stealing sensitive tech secrets

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Three people suspected of stealing “innovative technologies for military use” for China have been arrested in Germany. Prosecutors say the individuals, referred to as Thomas R, Herwig F, and Ina F, acted for Chinese intelligence from around June 2022 onwards via a company in Dusseldorf. One of the individuals, Thomas R, was allegedly an agent for an employee of China’s Ministry of State Security, according to an ABC News report.

These arrests come just a week after German Chancellor Olaf Sholz visited China. During his three-day visit, Sholz boldly pressed China on topics such as support for the wartime Russian economy, intellectual property theft, and fair market access.

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