According to FBI Director Christopher Wray, who warned that the Beijing regime is targeting all sectors of the US economy. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is the biggest cyber and counterintelligence threat to the United States.
“The biggest threat that we face as a country from a counterintelligence perspective is the People’s Republic of China, and especially the threat from the Chinese Communist Party,” Wray said during an April 24 interview with The USA Herald news agency.
“China is targeting our intellectual property, innovation stuff, strategic trade secrets, on a scale that is unprecedented in history.”
Those evil plans damaged every economic sector and threatened to undermine America’s stability. According to the director, the CCP had developed the largest computer hacking program on the planet and has been systematically stealing much information such as personal data from US citizens and corporate companies than any other nation in the world.
“This makes it affect everything that an industry needs to function in the economy, from agriculture to aviation, through high technology and health,” he added.
The CCP is currently engaged in a massive espionage campaign against the United States. Several recent lawsuits filed by the Department of Justice allege that Chinese agents targeted United States citizens for the purpose of harassment, bullying, intimidation, and violence, as part of a broader effort to silence those who speak out about human rights abuses. regime humans.
The initiative includes an alleged attempt to undermine US elections by attacking an Army veteran running for Congress and a plot to harass a US Olympic figure skater in order to silence her father.
The FBI director added that he was now opening new counterintelligence investigations into China “approximately every 12 hours,” noting that there were more than 2,000 such investigations currently in progress, and that the 56 US-based FBI field offices United participated in the plan.
Critics in recent months have questioned the ability of the Biden administration to adequately deter such plans, given the administration’s decision to end the China Initiative, a Trump-era Justice Department program designed to counter precisely such anti-terrorism efforts. espionage.
Lawyers said the program unfairly targeted Asian Americans. Deputy Attorney General Matthew Olsen indicated, however, that an internal review found no evidence to support those claims, but that he had decided to end the program anyway to avoid “harmful perceptions of bias.”
Wray said the FBI was not intimidated and would carry out its mission of defending citizens from foreign espionage no matter who it likes,” Wray told The USA Herald in the interview.