The evil seeping from the Chinese regime is way underestimated. Now, intelligence reveals more than half their espionage cases come from China.
Leftists criticize Trump for his foreign policy. But they refuse to face facts. The Chinese people don’t engage in fair trade. What they do is lie, cheat, steal and make plans to destroy us.
But don’t take my word for it. Consider the words of FBI Director Christopher Wray.
According to Fox News:
Speaking at an event hosted by the Hudson Institute in Washington, Wray said that Chinese thefts amount to “one of the largest transfers of wealth in human history.” He added that the American people are the victims.
“Of the nearly 5,000 active FBI counterintelligence cases currently under way across the country, almost half are related to China,” Wray said. “And at this very moment, China is working to compromise American health care organizations, pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions conducting essential COVID-19 research.”
In fact, Wray said that most Americans have already been affected.
“If you’re an American adult, it is more likely than not that China has stolen your personal data,” he said.
As an example, Wray noted that in 2014 Chinese hackers stole more than 21 million records from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Wray said that the Chinese Communist Party “uses a diverse range of sophisticated techniques — everything from cyber intrusions to corrupting trusted insiders,” and even “outright physical theft.” To do this, he claimed, they use “a wide range of actors — including not just Chinese intelligence services, but state-owned enterprises, ostensibly private companies, certain kinds of graduate students and researchers, and a whole variety of other actors working on their behalf.”
The director said that, in some cases, China uses social media platforms used by Americans “to identify people with access to our government’s sensitive information and then target those people to try to steal it.”
In one instance, he recalled, a Chinese operative posed as a headhunter, offering money to an American citizen in exchange for “consulting services” that related to sensitive data. In that particular case, the American reported the suspicious behavior to the FBI.
TIK TOK Timing
Wray’s comments seem to coincide with the announcement from Mike Pompeo regarding the popular video app: Tik Tok.
“I don’t want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re looking at,” Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News.
In fact, India just announced their plan to ban more than 50 Chinese apps. Their move follows an incident in which more than 20 Indian soldiers died after crossing paths with Chinese military.
And Australia plans to follow suit.
Good-bye Late Night Video Scrolls
Now the US is examining the situation to decide whether or not to ban the platform that has Americans spending hours scrolling through funny videos. And while I’ll miss the forty texts a day my boys send with hyper-links, I’m on board when it comes to stifling communist activities.
As Fox explains:
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday the Trump administration is considering restricting United States’ users’ access to the Chinese social media application TikTok over concerns it is potentially being used by the Beijing government as a means to surveil and propagandize people.
Pompeo told “The Ingraham Angle” that he and President Trump are taking the reports seriously after host Laura Ingraham said India had already banned the app and Australia is considering doing so.
“We are taking this very seriously and we are certainly looking at it. We’ve worked on this very issue for a long time, whether its the problem of having Huawei technology in your infrastructure. We’ve gone all over the world and we are making real progress getting that out. We had declared ZTE a danger to American national security,” said Pompeo.
“With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure you the United States will get this one right too,” he said, adding that he did not want to dive into specifics and potentially “get ahead” of any presidential announcement.
“But, it is something we are looking at,” he said, going on to warn Americans that they should be cautious in using TikTok, lest they want their private information “in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.
At the end of the day we might have to give up a few apps. But in return, we could protect our intellectual property and slow the theft of our technology. Sounds like a fair trade to me. And speaking of trade, Donald Trump already put China back in their place. They no longer enjoy some crazy advantage over us. Which is exactly what Trump will do about every other threat China poses to our country. No matter what, I’m sure Trump will make the best decision for America. Even if he pisses off every leftist in the USA.