• info@chinadetective.xyz
  • Red Star's Private Detective Investigation Services cover all provinces and cities in mainland China.

Stealing Business Secrets How a Chinese “Personal Translator” Made Over Ten Million

Stealing Business Secrets How a Chinese “Personal Translator” Made Over Ten Million

Stealing Business Secrets How a Chinese “Personal Translator” Made Over Ten Million

Project description:

Summary:

Liu, a translator in a high-tech Chinese company, specialized in German. While working closely with German experts on top-secret technology, Liu used covert methods to steal crucial business information, including plans for making diamond wire saw equipment. He left his job and started a company called “Golden Prosperity,” using the stolen plans to manufacture the same equipment. Liu made over ten million yuan in profit in just a year. High-Tech Company, recognizing the theft, engaged the Red Star Detective Agency to investigate. The agency discovered the stolen technology and traced it back to Liu.

Key Highlights:

  • Liu worked as a translator for a high-tech company and had access to top-secret technology.
  • He secretly copied plans for diamond wire saw equipment and other information before leaving his job.
  • Liu used the stolen plans to start a company, “Golden Prosperity,” with two partners.
  • The stolen technology was identical to what his former company had developed.
  • Liu’s new company made over ten million yuan in profit by selling the equipment.
  • Protecting trade secrets and enforcing strong confidentiality measures are essential for companies to prevent such theft and maintain their growth and success.
Stealing Business Secrets How a Chinese “Personal Translator” Made Over Ten Million

Case details:

Liu worked as a translator for a Chinese company, and he specialized in German. While working closely with German experts, he saw a chance for business. He used sneaky methods like copying and taking secret photos to steal important business information, like the plans for making diamond wire saw equipment. These plans were supposed to be super secret. Then, he used this stolen stuff to start his own company, making diamond wire saw equipment, and he made more than ten million yuan in just a year.

In August 2015, Liu got a job with a high-tech company in China (we’ll call it “High-Tech Company”). They were working on making diamond wire saw equipment, which is used in the multicrystalline silicon cutting industry. In 2015, High-Tech Company hired a German expert who was super expensive to develop this technology. But the expert didn’t speak Chinese, so they hired Liu to be his translator. Liu was in charge of everything related to their work, from daily talk to translating documents, plans, and data. The work was top-secret, so High-Tech Company made sure everyone knew it was super confidential. But Liu, the “personal translator,” only worked there for less than a year before he quit. After he left, nobody knew where he went.

Not long after, High-Tech Company started hearing from other suppliers that a company called “Golden Prosperity” seemed to know all about their technology. In just a year, lots of companies in the multicrystalline silicon business were buying diamond wire saws from “Golden Prosperity,” each costing more than two million yuan. High-Tech Company knew this was a big deal and that someone was stealing their ideas. They got in touch with the Red Star Detective Agency to look into it. The detective agency found that the technology used by “Golden Prosperity” was exactly the same as what High-Tech Company had, even the tiny details. This was super unlikely. After a deep look, the detectives found that Liu, the old translator from High-Tech Company, was super suspicious. So, High-Tech Company called the police. They found Liu and saw that he had lots of plans for making diamond wire saw equipment on his laptop, and these plans were exactly the same as what his old company had.

Turns out, when Liu was working closely with the German expert, he saw a chance to make money. He secretly copied the plans for the diamond wire saw equipment and some other things from the work computer to his own. After that, he quit and used these “plans” to start a company called “Golden Prosperity” that made the same equipment. Liu brought the technology and had 40% of the company’s shares. The other two partners put in money, equipment, labor, and a factory. At the time of the case, the company had already sold seven pieces of equipment and made more than ten million yuan in profits.

This story teaches us how important it is for companies to keep their secrets safe while they grow. They need to protect their trade secrets and make sure their employees know how important it is to keep things hush-hush. Companies should also have strong rules and ways to make sure their secrets stay safe and don’t get leaked. Only by keeping things confidential can companies keep growing and being successful.

Go To Top