China is prepared to do anything to achieve global supremacy. And poses a greater threat to the future of the US than any other external force, warns the director of the FBI, Christopher Wray.
On Tuesday, lecturing at the Hudson Institute, a conservative-leaning foreign policy think tank, cautioned that Americans need to realize both the scale and the difficulty of the Chinese Communist Party’s objectives, as well as the dangers posed by their tactics.
FBI director says China is ‘greatest threat’ to the US
Mr. Wray said, ‘China, the Chinese Communist Party, thinks it is in a generational battle to transcend our country in financial and technological governance.’
He added, ‘That is sobering as much as necessary. But it is pursuing that fight not over genuine revolution, not through reasonable and legal rivalry. And not by giving their citizens the freedom of thought and speech and innovation that we cherish here in the United States.
‘As a substitute, China is involved to become the world’s only global force by any means essential.’
Mr. Wray said that those methods involve absolute theft of intellectual estate, both physical and digital. As well as endeavors to immoral and spy on insiders at US institutions, both industrial and legislative.
Name-verifying Huawei in specific, the director emphasized that supposedly private Chinese companies are not private in the impression Americans would typically use the phrase.
To turn around any information at any time the government requests and to integrate communist party cells, they can be called upon. Such cells have been fitted in US companies as a condition of doing business in China, Mr. Wray suggested.
Mr. Wray advised that the risk is much bigger than that while Huawei and other companies working in the US and elsewhere have drawn worries over confidentiality and gain access to government and private sector data.
He said, ‘Our health, our livelihoods, and our security are at risk over here. We have now achieved the point where the FBI is starting a new China-related counterintelligence case almost every 10 hours. Of the nearly 5,000 active FBI counterintelligence cases presently ongoing across the country, nearly half are related to China.’
Donald Trump’s Words Fuels Discrimination
Anxiety about China at the top of the US administration is far from consistent or steady. But in recent years it has expanded largely as the US’s military, intelligence, and financial supremacy face these new tasks.
Since Donald Trump came to power, he has apparently been a China hawk. Though his hatred towards the Chinese has mainly been concentrating on business.
Donald Trump labeled the virus as ‘the China virus’ and ‘Kung flu’. And has recently rolled his fire on China’s early management of the COVID-19 epidemic. Thus, displaying commonly of his decision to close the US border to entrances from China.
Ever since the epidemic started, the objections have increased that Donald Trump is constantly using such phrases that are fueling racism and even bloodshed against Chinese Americans.
Mr. Wray was sensitive to worry that these people were not his target. He said, ‘Allow me to be crystal clear. This is not regarding the Chinese people, and definitely not about Chinese Americans.’