The fight between South Korea and Taiwan over chip technology and allegations of piracy, exclusively revealed on the VNU Newswire, took a fresh turn yesterday after 19 engineers were indicted by the case for the prosecution.
Taiwanese company Nanya Technology stands accused by Seoul of stealing LG Semicon and Samsung technology and setting up a shadow company to attract technicians.
According to Seoul police investigators, Taiwanese company Nanya paid US $100,000 to a fake company to steal the technology.
Nanya totally denies the allegations but there are political implications to the accusations of spying.
Last week, the new president of South Korea met a senior executive from China, and relations have now thawed. The political issue was South Korea's close relationship with Taiwan.
The People's Republic of China is still at daggers with Taiwan, which dubs itself the Republic of China.
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