back to article Wanted – DRAM or alive: US Feds bag arrest warrants for three Taiwanese accused of stealing Micron's mem secrets

The US Justice Department has been granted arrest warrants for three Taiwanese nationals charged with stealing semiconductor secrets from US-based Micron Technologies. The three men – Chen Zhengkun, a.k.a. Stephen Chen; He Jianting, a.k.a. J.T. Ho; and Wang Yungming, a.k.a. Kenny Wang – were indicted in 2018 for allegedly …

  1. cb7

    "Jinhua in 2018 was placed on the US Commerce Department's Entity List, which forbids US companies from doing business with the designated firms"

    Need to go much further. There should be economic sanctions against countries harbouring industrial spies.

    1. Pascal Monett Silver badge
      Coat

      That would eventually be acceptable if the spies were acting on behalf of and by order of the government of that country. That is not the case.

      The nuclear option is never the first response - unless it's aliens with acid for blood.

      1. MiguelC Silver badge

        Even if it's government mandated or sanctioned there would be "difficulties" in that course of action... some stern words and maybe even some tut-tutting will probably be all that can be done without tanking the global economy.

      2. Peshman

        Trumpian economic sanctions?

        Hahahahahahaha...

        Sorry, you honestly think anyone listens to anything the US says?

        You voted in Trump! How's that going for you?

      3. cb7

        Yes, but China doesn't have an extradition treaty with the US, so in effect the Chinese government is protecting the criminals.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          And the US hasn't protected criminals?

          It never does feel good when it happens to you..

          (and do I really have to reel-off a list?)

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      "Need to go much further. There should be economic sanctions against countries harbouring industrial spies."

      Or acquiring technology with a vague promise to pay later but somehow never actually stumping up?

      Remind me again, where did America get most of it's aeronautical and rocketry technology from in the early days?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        >Remind me again, where did America get most of it's aeronautical and rocketry technology from in the early days?

        From Nazis, and you can't deny that the current administration aren't doing their best to repay Nazis for their support

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        You also forgot...

        Where they got a lot of their chemical weapons research from (Unit 731 for example), going further back it was noted that you never let Americans near any strategic technologies... Even as far back as the 18th Century (like in this article for example).

        It's almost like how we Brits forget we used to be the world's biggest drug dealers...

  2. EnviableOne Silver badge
    Coat

    Initiative to Combat Chinese Economic Espionage

    Why isnt the "to" an "in" thn it could be (ICE)2

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