Christopher Ray, director of the FBI, gave a rare front-of-the-scenes interview on December 12, attacking the sensational new book about the White House by Bob Woodward and trying to alleviate public concern about hackers and foreign threats to the mid-term elections. But as he spoke, Ray led the conversation to the China Threat Theory, arguing that while Russia is a threat the FBI is taking seriously, Chinese spies are the number one problem at the moment.
Weve spent a lot of time dealing with Russia, Ray said, according to CBS on the 13th. But if we look at our counter-espionage mission in a comprehensive way, China is our top priority in this area... We looked at everything from turbine technology in New York to corn seeds in Iowa.
The accusation surprised even the interviewer -- They tried to steal our corn seeds? And ray said: American agriculture is envious of the whole world, and it is also our pride. Whatever good things we have, others are always in hot pursuit. This is what I think most Americans do not understand. Ray also claimed that China wanted to steal trade secrets, ideas and innovative products from the United States, which affected every American, employment, consumer and business.
Almost all 56 FBI regional offices have surveys of Chinas economic espionage activities, and Chinas threats span large cities, villages and all regions in between. Ray claims that Chinese espionage activities take different forms, from cyber attacks to intellectual property theft to external propaganda, through different groups of people, including traditional government-dispatched spies, non-traditional professors, businessmen, graduate students, and communications companies like Huawei and ZTE.
Ray has devoted much of his time to exaggerating the threat of so-called Chinese spies, but he has produced little conclusive evidence. Perhaps to his disappointment, his efforts to shift his focus were unsuccessful, while Americans were more interested in the FBI and Trumps grievances.
The Washington Post headline says the FBI chief has refused to disclose whether the author of the anonymous column will be investigated. Last week, anonymous officials in the New York Times attacked Trump for doing harm to the country and Trump called for an investigation into the author. In an interview, Ray categorically denied that he was the author of the article, but declined to disclose whether he would investigate it. The Washington Post commented that Rays statement could be seen as a modest way of saying no to Trumps demands.
High anxiety for Chinas rise
The FBI directors remarks were made against the background of excessive vigilance and high anxiety about Chinas rise in the United States, Fanji told the Global Times that he was judging and examining normal human and personnel exchanges between China and the United States with the vision of the cold war. Therefore, the conclusion is obviously contrary to reality, reflecting the high anxiety of the United States on Chinas rise.
Christopher Ray was appointed director of FBI in August last year. Voice of America said on the 14th, since taking office, he has always regarded China as a threat to the entire American society.
On February 13, Ray threatened to spread Chinese spies throughout the United States at a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee. And in July at the Aspen, Colorado, security forum, he pointed out for the first time that China posed the greatest threat to the United States. Christopher Ray said at the Aspen Security Forum that China had invested horrible amounts of espionage resources against the United States, according to the US Business Insider magazine website. Therefore, the United States should not underestimate the number, universality and significance of the Chinese espionage case. Ray also claimed that in a divided U.S., getting a consensus on Chinas threats was one of the highlights of his months as FBI director. Japans Central Commentary commented that this was the most bare statement of Chinas threat within the known scope.
U.S. security officials have been emphasizing Chinas espionage capabilities over the past few months, including Christopher Ray, top U.S. counterintelligence official and director of the U.S. National Center for Counterintelligence and Security, Ivanina, according to the Washington Liberty Lighthouse website.
In this atmosphere, the US speculation about Chinese spy comes out from time to time. The website of Equifax, one of the three major credit rating agencies in the United States, was hacked last year, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. And more exposed news said the company also inferred that it was the victim of another information theft, suspected of targeting Chinese spies. The report acknowledged that Equifax had asked the authorities to investigate the incident, but eventually FBIs investigation into its stalemate.
In addition, the National Solar Observatory in New Mexico has been stationed by the FBI since June 6, blockaded nearby areas and evacuated the observatory staff, and explained to the outside world that the matter involved national security, but even the local police were not aware of the FBIs intentions. Britains Express reported on the 14th that some people in the United States suspected of Chinese or Russian spies because the observatory is located in New Mexico near the White Sands Missile Range, which is one of the largest military bases in the United States, is also one of the most secret military facilities. The most likely explanation Ive heard is that the Chinese have invaded one of the observatorys antennas to monitor Baishas missile launches, a netizen said in social media.
Completely suppressing Chinas ring?
One of the most important features of social media Lead Britain, with 560 million users, is that strangers can greet you on your birthday, even if your mother forgot your birthday. But if this greeting happens to you, dont respond, because strangers may be Chinese spies, the Economist magazine article on the 14th rendered a terrible scene. The US Anti espionage officials have issued such warnings, and other US security agencies are also nervous, the article said. These warnings are part of the Wests outrage over intellectual property rights and creative theft. The U.S. economy is turning further to immaterial wealth, but innovative ideas are harder to monitor than physical objects such as steel. The United States is unable to control the global flow of ideas.
In fact, the Chinese Foreign Ministry has responded repeatedly to the allegations of Chinese espionage by the United States. Hua Chunying once told a regular press conference that, according to the various information disclosed in recent years, it is clear to everyone who in the world is carrying out extensive surveillance, surveillance, theft and infiltration in other countries.
According to Rays latest statement, the scope of U.S. defense against Chinese spies is expanding, but the wider the scope, the greater the anxiety. China has about 350,000 students in the U.S. in the academic year 2016-2017, accounting for 33% of all foreign students (1.1 million) studying in the United States, according to an article on National Security Blog Safety Avenue Thursday. Americas anti-espionage resources cant track 350,000 students at all, and they shouldnt. Any spending on anti-espionage resources should be based on possible reasons. Fan Ji said that 40 years after the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States, cultural exchanges and economic and trade exchanges are the same strong ties to maintain Sino-US relations. The FBI regards the prevention of Chinese spies as its primary task, which will pose a serious challenge to Sino-US cultural exchanges. This challenge may be systemic, implying that it may affect all aspects of Sino US relations. _ (9650 More brilliant, please log on to World Wide Web http://www.huanqiu.com responsible editor: Yao Wenguang _NN1682
According to Rays latest statement, the scope of U.S. defense against Chinese spies is expanding, but the wider the scope, the greater the anxiety. China has about 350,000 students in the U.S. in the academic year 2016-2017, accounting for 33% of all foreign students (1.1 million) studying in the United States, according to an article on National Security Blog Safety Avenue Thursday. Americas anti-espionage resources cant track 350,000 students at all, and they shouldnt. Any spending on anti-espionage resources should be based on possible reasons.
Fan Ji said that 40 years after the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States, cultural exchanges and economic and trade exchanges are the same strong ties to maintain Sino-US relations. The FBI regards the prevention of Chinese spies as its primary task, which will pose a serious challenge to Sino-US cultural exchanges. This challenge may be systemic, implying that it may affect all aspects of Sino US relations. Ni Hao, our correspondent in the United States, Li Yong.