The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday said that China is taking advantage of America’s open system while preserving its own closed system.
During remarks at an occasion hosted by the Hudson Institute, FBI Director Chris Wray said China’s leaders believe they’re during a “generational fight” to form China the “world’s only superpower by any means necessary.”
“Greatest long-term threat to our nation’s information and property , and to our economic vitality, is that the counterintelligence and economic espionage threat from China. It’s a threat to our economic security—and by extension, to our national security.” Chris Wray said.
He added that Beijing uses a various set of methods to realize its goals, including economic espionage, intelligence gathering, pushing for censorship at universities, and “malign foreign influence,” pertaining to covert and coercive attempts to form powerful people advocate for China’s interests within the US.
“All these seemingly inconsequential pressures add up to a policymaking environment during which Americans find themselves held over a barrel by the Chinese Communist Party ,” Wray said.
Talking about economic espionage he said that it’s the people of the us who are the victims of what amounts to Chinese theft on a scale so massive that it represents one among the most important transfers of wealth in human history. If you’re an American adult, it’s more likely than not that China has stolen your personal data.