This week features an anonymous employee playing whistleblower on his former self-driving car startup. This engineer writes that he initially was lured in by a charismatic founder who sold him a story of building a company to help the nation develop and fight back against American bullying. But eventually, he came to see his boss as nothing more than a scam artist.

Anonymous engineer, Focus on Cutting Edge Tech, 5/4/2019

I am an unmanned algorithmic engineer who just left an autonomous driving company last month and can be said to be “escaping.”

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Jordan Schneider

Jordan Schneider is a freelancer based in Beijing and the host of the ChinaEconTalk podcast. More by Jordan Schneider