Mysterious factory break-in raises suspicions about Chinese visit
A burglary at an innovative Scottish wave power company went forgotten, until a very similar project appeared in China
It was an unusual burglary, in which four or five laptops were stolen from a Scottish renewable energy manufacturer in the dead of a March night in 2011. So innovative was the company that it had been been visited by a 60-strong delegation led by China’s then vice-premier only two months before.
Nothing else was taken from the company and the crime, while irritating, went unsolved and forgotten – until a few years later pictures began emerging which showed a remarkably similar project manufactured in the world’s most populous country.Continue reading...