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Samsung makes strenuous efforts to prevent leaks of sensitive information, with strict security around many of its laboratories and offices. (File photo)   © AFP/Jiji
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Samsung races to guard its secrets as China rivals close in

Headhunting and corporate espionage threaten tech titan's global dominance

KOTARO HOSOKAWA, Nikkei staff writer | South Korea

SEOUL -- Garbed in beige prison outfits, the two former Samsung employees sat silently as the prosecutor addressed the courtroom.

"What would have been the financial damage if this drawing had fallen into China's hands?" she asked icily as she stood before the defendants at the district court in Suwon, the capital of South Korea's Gyeonggi Province, in November 2020.

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