Alleged Chinese spy freed on bail by Quebec judge ahead of his trial |

A former employee of Quebec’s power utility charged with spying on behalf of China has been freed on bail while he awaits trial.

Yuesheng Wang, 35, is the first person to be charged with economic espionage under Canada’s Security of Information Act, and he also faces three charges under the Criminal Code for fraudulent use of a computer, fraudulently obtaining a trade secret and breach of trust.

READ MORE: Bail hearing set for former Hydro-Quebec worker alleged to have sent secrets to China

Federal prosecutors had opposed his release because they feared he would flee the country.

More to come.

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