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Thursday, February 15, 2018

FBI: The whole of Chinese society is a threat to the US

FBI Director Christopher Wray issued a dire warning about China's growing influence during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday. He said there were a variety of ways China was implementing a plan to replace the US as the foremost global power, including by infiltrating academia.

Recent reports have suggested that while China's on-campus 'Confucius Institutes' are ostensibly language-learning centers, they often serve as vehicles for Chinese propaganda at universities around the world, including the US.

Intelligence experts have also cited Chinese cybersecurity threats as a major concern in 2018.

Wray on Tuesday reiterated a commonly held view among US intelligence officials that China is seeking to become a global superpower through unconventional means — but he framed it as both a governmental and a societal threat to the US.

Wray pointed to China's use of unconventional intelligence sources as an example of its reach.

He said "collectors" — what the intelligence community calls people who collect intelligence on behalf of agencies or governments — had infiltrated US universities.

"I think in this setting, I would just say that the use of non-traditional collectors — especially in the academic setting, whether it's professors, scientists, students — we see in almost every field office that the FBI has around the country," Wray said.

"They're exploiting the very open research-and-development environment that we have, which we all revere, but they're taking advantage of it," Wray said, adding that there is a "naiveté" among academics about the risks posed by foreign nationals at US universities.

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Anonymous said...

NEWSFLASH: The FBI is a threat to the USA.

Anonymous said...

Big deal. The whole of Islamic society is a bigger threat to the United States.

Anonymous said...

Those who are familiar with the financial crimes of the Federal Reserve Bank understand exactly why both China and Russia are trying to unseat the US government from its Empire. The US is so thoroughly corrupt that others no longer want to trade with the US Dollar.

US citizens are simply unaware of the crimes of counterfeit currency. We are mislead by the media and the hubris of American imperialism.

Read Paul Craig Roberts

Anonymous said...

Y'all worried about muslims and mexicans but the people making your pork fried rice are the real threats.

Anonymous said...

Why is our government trying to make enemies of both China and Russia, when the problems don't exist? Seems like they are working hard to convince us they are our enemy so we can start a war that will only end badly for everyone involved!
Our own government agencies like the CIA and FBI have already proven themselves to not be trustworthy! There is an agenda, and war is good for business! Governments lie, and young men die, and for what?
I've seen the enemy and he is us!

Anonymous said...

The U.S. has been on the path to reduction for years, especially during the eight preceding the current president.

Anonymous said...

Don't take this stuff lightly they want to replace the petro dollar with Chinese currency and they are getting closer all the time. Right now all oil transactions are conducted in American dollars but if the world loses faith in American currency the Chinese want to be in a position to take over that market and our dollar's value will drop like a rock.That's why President Trump needs to reign in spending. NOW!

Jim said...

This has been a busy day for the Chinese trolls.

Anonymous said...

It is hilarious to me we heard for 9 years hiw dangerous the russians and chimese were and how feckless Obama was going to allow them to destroy us. Now all of a sudden you guys think russia and china are just twiddlin their thumbs. Talk about political ifeology gone wrong.

Anonymous said...

Yep and hes doing a fine job of it with those tax cuts that hardly impacted your check yet blew a hole in the deficit

Anonymous said...

Faith in the US Dollar will finally erode once everybody realizes the Federal Reserve Bank is a criminal cabal.
Then, watch out.
The US will become a 3rd world country overnight.

I hate what this Country has become.