Sunday, July 10, 2022

Has China achieved the ultimate goal of a neutralized America?

China espionage efforts against U.S. continue after Justice Department killed program to thwart Chinese spies

When Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the Indonesian island of Bali on Saturday, the FBI will likely be in the process of launching a new probe into Chinese espionage against the U.S. — if it hadn't already done so earlier in the day.

That's based on an estimate by FBI Director Christopher Wray, who on Wednesday said his agency opens counterintelligence investigations into China roughly every 12 hours.

Wray was sounding the alarm to business leaders about the threats posed by Chinese espionage, especially theft of Western tech companies' intellectual property, during a rare joint appearance with the head of Britain's MI5 domestic security service in London.

"The Chinese government is set on stealing your technology — whatever it is that makes your industry tick — and using it to undercut your business and dominate your market," said Wray. "And they're set on using every tool at their disposal to do it."

This wasn't the first time Wray issued such a stark warning about Chinese spying.

In late January, the FBI chief described the threats posed by China inside the U.S. as uniquely troubling.

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