China economic espionage 'top threat' to US commercial, military secrets
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Intelligence community leaders told members of Congress last week that China’s use of economic espionage and other coercive tactics make it the leading threat to U.S. competitiveness as tensions between the two countries continue to rise.
Lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committees heard testimony from intelligence officials in both open and closed hearings last week after the release of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s annual threat assessment, which noted that "China will remain the top threat to U.S. technological competitiveness, as Beijing targets key sectors and proprietary commercial and military technology from U.S. and allied companies and institutions."
FBI Director Christopher Wray told the House panel that the "Chinese government has the biggest hacking program in the world, bigger than that of every other major nation combined" and has "stolen more Americans’ personal and corporate data than every nation, big or small, combined."
DNI HAINES DEEMS CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY ‘LEADING AND MOST CONSEQUENTIAL THREAT TO US NATIONAL SECURITY’