FBI Director Christopher Wray described China’s ruling Communist Party as being involved in a “whole-of-state effort” to overturn America’s global dominance and become the world’s top superpower “by any means necessary.”
Speaking at an event hosted by the Hudson Institute, Wray said China’s anti-America program includes a number of subversive activities, from theft to propaganda to surveillance.
“It’s the people of the United States who are the victims of what amounts to Chinese theft on a scale so massive that it represents one of the largest transfers of wealth in human history,” he asserted, adding that “the greatest long-term threat to our nation’s information and intellectual property, and to our economic vitality, is the counterintelligence and economic espionage threat from China. It’s a threat to our economic security — and, by extension, to our national security.”
The FBI director went on to warn that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) “believes it is in a generational fight to surpass our country in economic and technological leadership” — a fight that is not being waged by “legitimate” means, but rather “engaged in a whole-of-state effort to become the world’s only superpower by any means necessary.”
Wray explained that part of China’s strategy involved collecting personal data about American citizens.
“If you are an American adult, it is more likely than not that China has stolen your personal data.... Our data isn’t the only thing at stake here — so are our health, our livelihoods, and our security,” he said. “We’ve now reached the point where the FBI is opening a new China-related counterintelligence case approximately every 10 hours.”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently said that Americans should only use Chinese social-media apps such as TikTok if they “want [their] information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.” Pompeo stated that the administration is considering banning such apps in the United States.
The Justice Department has also ramped up its scrutiny of China, starting the China Initiative in 2018 to prosecute Chinese nationals in espionage cases, combat hacking schemes, and derail efforts to steal trade secrets.
Wray said the American people “need to understand” that China “uses a diverse range of sophisticated techniques — everything from cyber intrusions to corrupting trusted insiders,” along with “outright physical theft.”
He added: “They’ve pioneered an expansive approach to stealing innovation through 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 FBI chief emphasized that China “has a fundamentally different system than ours — and it’s doing all it can to exploit the openness of ours while taking advantage of its own closed system.” According to Wray, half of the bureau’s nearly 5,000 active counterintelligence cases are related to China.
Wray also touched upon the matter of Chinese propaganda in America. He stopped short of saying that the Sleeping Giant is interfering in the 2020 presidential election, saying instead that “China’s malign foreign influence campaign targets our policies, our positions, 24/7, 365 days a year” but isn’t “election-specific.”
"All these seemingly inconsequential pressures add up to a policy-making environment in which Americans find themselves held over a barrel by the Chinese Communist Party,” Wray proclaimed.
The New American has extensively covered China’s creeping control over the world generally and America at large.
One of China’s initiatives, known as Confucius Institutes, involves setting up programs on K-12 and college campuses that immerse the nation’s youth in the morals and values of the communist nation.
Recent reports have found that Chinese weapons have found their way onto American streets. Customs and Border Protection officers in Louisville recently seized 11,000 illegal firearms — valued at nearly $130,000 — that originated from Shenzen, China, and were intended for a residence in Melbourne, Florida.
This comes as the Wall Street Journal has reported on illegal firearms appearing around Black Lives Matter events in Louisville.
“They’re calculating. They’re persistent. They’re patient. And they’re not subject to the righteous constraints of an open, democratic society or the rule of law,” Wray said of the CCP.
It was the American Deep State that allowed China to fall to the communists, and it was again the Deep State that empowered China’s economy, at America’s expense, with a disastrous trade agenda. If Americans want to save their country, they must understand that the enemy without depends on the support of the enemy within.
Luis Miguel is a marketer and writer whose journalistic endeavors shed light on the Deep State, the immigration crisis, and the enemies of freedom. Follow his exploits on Facebook, Twitter, Bitchute, and at luisantoniomiguel.com.