US asks Swiss courts to extradite Chinese scientist accused of stealing drug secrets

Switzerland has found itself caught up in a potential dispute between the US and China after Washington began extradition proceedings in the case of a Chinese scientist accused of economic espionage.Xue Gongda, a Basel resident, is accused of helping his sister steal secrets worth US$550 million from drug maker GlaxoSmithKline.A former Swiss diplomat with knowledge of the case said that it was too early to speculate about what the courts would decide, but said that the Chinese government should…


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