Threat from China “Brave than ever”


Washington (AP) — The Chinese government’s threat to the west is “more brave” and is causing more damage than ever, FBI Secretary Christopher A. Wray said on Monday night Beijing was an American idea and innovation. He said he had stolen and accused him of launching a large-scale hacking operation.

A speech at the Reagan Presidential Library slammed the Chinese government a few days before Beijing took the world stage by hosting the Winter Olympics. Despite continued consumption of US foreign policy by tensions between Russia and Ukraine, the United States has revealed that it continues to see China as the greatest threat to long-term economic security.

“Aggregating what we see in our survey, more than 2,000 of them focus on the Chinese government trying to steal our information and technology, but on our ideas, innovation and economic security. No country poses as widespread threat to China as China, “Ray said, according to a copy of the speech provided by the FBI.

According to Ray, the agency has filed new proceedings every 12 hours to counter Chinese intelligence, as Chinese government hackers are stealing more personal and corporate data than all other countries combined. It is said that it is open to the public.

“The harm caused by the Chinese government’s economic espionage is not just to move forward based on technology illegally obtained by the Chinese government. While they move forward, they support our company and our workers.” Ray said. “The harm-company failure, unemployment-has been built over a decade against the turmoil we are feeling today. It is the harm that workers in all industries are feeling across the country.”

Chinese government officials have repeatedly rejected charges from the U.S. government, and a Washington embassy spokesman said in July last year that Americans had “unfounded attacks” on China’s cyber attacks and malicious smears. He said he went. “

The threat from China isn’t new, but it hasn’t diminished over the last decade.

“We’ve talked a lot about this threat since taking over as coach,” Ray said in 2017. Important — Important — All of us focus on the threat together.

In 2014, the Department of Justice charged five Chinese military officers with hacking into a major US company. A year later, the United States and China announced at the White House an agreement not to steal each other’s intellectual property and trade secrets for commercial gain.

However, since then, the United States has continued to level accusations against China related to hacking and espionage.this is Prosecution of Chinese hackers against target companies Development and launch of vaccines for coronavirus Massive digital attack on Microsoft Exchange email server software. We have also blacklisted various Chinese companies.

In his speech, Ray spoke of the case of a Chinese intelligence agent convicted of an economic espionage for targeting GE’s advanced engine, which China is working on copying.

However, there were some setbacks. The FBI director said Monday night that the agency is working to protect academic research and innovation at US universities, but he did not discuss the highly critical Chinese initiative.

Its Justice Department’s efforts were created in 2018 to combat economic espionage and protect against research theft, but critics have scrutinized researchers and professors based on their ethnicity. Accuses him of chilling academic cooperation. Earlier this month Prosecutor withdrew fraud case against professor at Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyThey said they could no longer fulfill the burden of proof.

The agency is considering the fate of the China initiative and will announce the results shortly.

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