• Glad Someone’s Finally Noticing: Beijing’s Espionage Effort Against America — Deeply Troubling

    Surge Summary: A just released Senate report uncovers China’s espionage efforts in the U.S. are shockingly extensive and disturbing. Why are law-enforcement authorities just now discovering this?

    by Gary Bauer

    Several weeks ago, I told you about reports that the Trump Administration was taking steps to stop China’s efforts to recruit scientists in the United States for its espionage efforts.  A Senate report released this week reveals just how extensive Beijing’s efforts were.

    The Chinese “Thousand Talents” program began in 2008.  It recruited at least 2,600 scientists in the United States, most of them Chinese nationals, at government labs or federal funded university research facilities.

    While these scientists were being paid by the U.S. government to conduct research on a wide range of issues, they were also being paid by the Chinese Communist Party to make sure their research found its way back to China.

    Incredibly, the FBI did not begin aggressively confronting the Chinese espionage until 2018!  Presumably, James Comey, Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok were just too busy sniffing out Russians in the Trump campaign to notice all the Chinese spies crawling around our college campuses and government labs.

    But I do remember being surprised when Comey’s successor, FBI Director Christopher Wray, told the Senate Intelligence Committee at the beginning of this year:

    “[T]he Chinese counterintelligence threat is more deep, more diverse, more vexing, more challenging, more comprehensive and more concerning than any counterintelligence threat I can think of.”  

    While the left and the media are focused on Russia and Ukraine, the Chinese are robbing us blind.

    Originally posted here.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Image: Adapted from: Scarlet Stab from Pixabay

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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