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RCMP charge Hydro-Québec employee with spying for China

The Canadian RCMP have charged an individual working at Hydro-Québec for allegedly spying on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party. Quebec Hydro is owned by the province of Quebec and provides power to Quebec and parts of the US.

The man charged has worked for the government-owned corporation since 2016 and was involved in its technology branch that focussed on battery development.

The Epoch Times provides more information:

Yuesheng Wang, 35, of Candiac, Quebec, allegedly obtained trade secrets “to benefit the People’s Republic of China, to the detriment of Canada’s economic interests,” an RCMP spokesperson said in a press conference on Nov. 14.

“Mr. Wang was charged with espionage for obtaining trade secrets in the course of his duties with Hydro-Québec,” said Insp. David Beaudoin. “This is the first time this charge has been laid in Canada.”

Wang is facing four espionage-related charges, including: obtaining trade secrets, unauthorized use of computer, fraud for obtaining trade secrets, and breach of trust by public officer.

READ: Hydro-Québec Employee Arrested for Allegedly Spying for China

Of course, this isn’t the first time Canada has had trouble with Chinese Communist Party spies. READ: Canadian scientist sent deadly viruses to Wuhan lab months before RCMP asked to investigate

On a related note:

READ: Canadian intelligence warned PM Trudeau that China covertly funded 2019 election candidates: Sources

RELATED from six years ago?: Trudeau defends donations by Chinese billionaires — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is grilled over “cash for access fundraisers” while on his foreign trip in Liberia.

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