Ventria Bioscience

A Chinese scientist accused of stealing trade secrets from a Kansas research facility has to remain in federal custody, at least until his next court appearance.

Weiqiang Zhang was an agricultural seed breeder at a Ventria Bioscience's facility in Junction City.

Zhang was charged last week with conspiracy to steal trade secrets.


Two crop scientists from China are accused of trying to steal rice seed samples from a biopharmaceutical research facility in Kansas. Federal charges have been filed against the two men in U.S. District Court, in Kansas City, Kansas.