U.S. charges three Chinese professors, three others with economic espionage

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Posted: May 19, 2015 9:55 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Chinese professors are among six people charged with economic espionage and stealing trade secrets to benefit universities and companies on behalf of the Chinese government, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday.

The Chinese professors were affiliated with Tianjin University, the department said.

(Reporting by Lindsay Dunsmuir; Editing by Susan Heavey)