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Hydro-Quebec spying case: Bail hearing next week for former employee charged with spying for China

LONGUEUIL, Que. –


A former Hydro-Quebec employee charged with financial espionage for the good thing about China can have a bail hearing next week.


Yuesheng Wang, 35, was arrested Monday by the RCMP and made a primary look in court docket on Tuesday, the place the Crown opposed his launch.


The resident of Candiac, Que., is the primary individual to be charged with financial espionage beneath Canada’s Security of Information Act, and he additionally faces three prices beneath the Criminal Code for fraudulent use of a pc, fraudulently acquiring a commerce secret and breach of belief.


The RCMP allege that Wang carried out analysis for Chinese analysis centres and a Chinese college and that he revealed scientific articles and filed patents with them relatively than with the Quebec utility.


Police additionally allege he used info with out his employer’s consent, harming Hydro-Quebec’s mental property.


Lawyers appeared just about at the moment in a Longueuil, Que., courtroom, to find out a bail hearing will probably be held next Wednesday and Thursday, with the assistance of a Mandarin translator.


This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Nov. 18, 2022.

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