“For years, China has systematically looted American trade secrets. Here’s the messy inside story of how D.C. got Beijing to clean up its act for a while” is the tagline on a Wired magazine story about the arrest in Canada of a man who stole industrial secrets for China.
If you’ve got some time to spare, read the whole thing. One part of the story that stood out: We finally have an explanation for the espionage charges against the Christian Canadian couple, Julia and Kevin Garratt, who ran a café in Dandong, a town just across the Yalu River from North Korea. In 2014, they were detained and accused of being spies.
Spoiler: It turns out that the charges were retribution for the capture of the spy in Canada.