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Biden Gives Chinese Spies a Pass

AMAC Exclusive – by Aaron Kliegman

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As China aggressively works to displace the U.S. as the world’s most powerful country – and employs a vast and well-funded campaign of economic espionage to do it — the Biden administration is coming under intense pressure to stop even the modest efforts the American government has undertaken to blunt malign Chinese economic activities. 

The so-called “China Initiative” was launched in 2018 by the Trump administration. It is run by the Justice Department and designed to preserve America’s technological edge by thwarting Chinese spies. Its specific mission is to identify and prosecute those engaged in hacking, stealing trade secrets, and conducting economic espionage for the Chinese government in the United States. In recent months, however, the ever restless woke mob has now decided that the program is “problematic” because it monitors the activities of primarily non-white individuals – namely, Chinese nationals suspected of being spies.

Critics say the China Initiative shouldn’t be called a national security program. They argue it’s mainly focused on “innocent” academic researchers and has largely yielded charges of fraud — such as lying about accepting foreign money or links to Chinese entities — as opposed to concrete espionage.

Last week, for example, the Committee of 100, a non-profit organization promoting closer U.S.-China relations, released a study arguing American prosecutors are more severely punishing and more often falsely accusing Asian and Chinese defendants of espionage than others.

Two weeks earlier, a group of 177 faculty members at Stanford University wrote an open letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland claiming the China Initiative “disproportionally targets researchers of Chinese origin.” The Stanford professors called for Garland to kill the program – this despite the fact that just last year federal authorities arrested a Stanford researcher for failing to disclose that she was actively working for the Chinese military.

Meanwhile, the media is demonizing the initiative as a “witch hunt” targeting Asians. In recent days, several journalists have penned articles describing it as a failed endeavor that engages in racial profiling.

Such criticism both reveals ignorance about the nature of Chinese espionage and demonstrates that China has grown very sophisticated about how to use “woke” propaganda against American elites. China doesn’t distinguish between commercial and military applications. Instead, Beijing takes a “whole of society” approach to espionage, blurring the lines between academia, industry, the private sector, and military research. Surveillance of all such activity serves the interests of the Chinese state. This makes it difficult to detect “clear” spying. What seems innocuous may be a carefully planned operation.

Moreover, none of those targeting the China Initiative appears to realize that each and every individual accused of spying for China gets due process under American law. Nor do they seem to understand that the overwhelming majority of China’s espionage activities are carried out by individuals of Chinese ethnicity. Is it so strange that a government program designed to stop espionage from a specific country would focus on individuals connected to that same country? Of course not.

Perhaps not so coincidentally, the coordinated push to shut down Chinese espionage activities is taking place at a time when the China Initiative seems to some extent to be working. The Washington Post reported that, in December of last year, more than 1,000 individuals associated with the Chinese military fled the country in the wake of several arrests for spying activities.

Nevertheless, all indications suggest the effort to stop the China Initiative will only grow. And, given Biden’s propensity to bow to the radical left, combined with his apparent soft spot for China, nobody should be surprised if it works.

Indeed, the Biden administration has already shown that it is unwilling to take a strong stand against Chinese misbehavior. Just last week, the U.S. allowed Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of the Chinese tech giant Huawei, to return to China without going to trial.

Canadian authorities had arrested Meng in 2018 at the request of the Trump administration. She was charged for bank and wire fraud in the United States and was awaiting extradition. Meng and Huawei were accused of serious crimes, including stealing trade secrets and obstructing a criminal investigation. She also admitted to lying about evading U.S. sanctions on Iran.

To make matters worse, Huawei is a central tool of the Chinese security state run by the communist party. Countries that allow Huawei to build their 5G networks guarantee their exposure to Chinese spying, surveillance, and data collection.

Yet, the Biden administration let Meng go free, virtually unpunished. The reason? By all appearances, Biden is seeking “better” relations with China through a more conciliatory approach. If Biden’s Justice Department didn’t fight a battle to stop giving up Meng, the chances the China Initiative survives the next three years look slim.

For all of their recent failures, the intelligence community at least appears to somewhat recognize the severity of the threat. FBI Director Christopher Wray testified his agency is opening counterintelligence investigations into China “every 12 hours.” According to Mike Orlando, the acting director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, Chinese espionage costs the U.S. between $200 to $600 billion a year in stolen intellectual property. This has been happening for 20 years, putting the total cost well into the trillions of dollars. And earlier this year, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines described Beijing as “an unparalleled priority for the Intelligence Community.”

So where are all the China-related prosecutions? And why has the Biden administration taken no action on these alarm bells? Did all the spies go home when Biden entered the White House?

The U.S. risks letting up the pressure even as Chinese espionage activity has increased significantly in recent years. Moreover, almost 80 percent of the Justice Department’s cases alleging economic espionage by or to benefit a state involve China, while two-thirds of the department’s trade secret theft cases are connected to China. The threat is growing and clearly the China Initiative is more important than ever. Yet, we are already lifting restrictions on the visa programs that bring many of these Chinese spies to America and now we may be ending the legal program that prioritizes catching them.

After Trump repeatedly blasted Biden for being “soft on China” in the 2020 campaign, Biden’s commitment to protecting America against China is now being put to the test. While it is evident that Beijing is smart about its spying operations, it remains to be seen whether Washington will be dumb about them.

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pcz
1 month ago

All of America knows what this idiot is doing in Washington. He thinks the american people are ignorant, got news for you Obiden. This is another tactic for you and your communism admin staff to sell America. You and the rest of these communists better be prepared. Hell has no fury like America scorned. All of you should be jetted into Afghanistan for the rest of your lives. GOD BLESS AMERICA.

HocasPocas
1 month ago

They aren’t dumb about what they are doing, they are just trying to dumb down the American citizens and it’s not working on the majority

AjB
1 month ago

Please get real the CCP owns Joebama O’Biden and his entire family along with all of the democrats and most of a the republicans and it’s simple, politicians love money and can be purchased to do the bidding of the highest bidder! Unless and until we get term limits to end this insane process of lifetime politicians there will always be corruption at every level…

Harry Guzaliak
1 month ago

What a wishy washy administration, They should all be brought up on charges along with the Chinese.

Jack McLean
1 month ago

Spy’s from China are generally Asian.

BwaHa
1 month ago

Of course China Joe gives China a pass, he’s one of their many pawns. We don’t call Biden “China Joe” for nothing. He’s owned and operated by China.

IMHO

MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!

Karen
1 month ago

If we win in 2022 and 2024, we must send Joey and friends to China. Seems they prefer them to the USA. Hopefully and prayfully, we can say TA TA!

HocasPocas
1 month ago
Reply to  Karen

Better fix 2020 & 2021 first

Tim Toroian
1 month ago

“Innocent academics” my foot! 70 mil to the U of P is “innocent”? “Horse hockey”, to quote Col. Potter.

DrScott
1 month ago

Totally Compromised Joe Biden and family, plus God knows how many other people in DC have to do as their masters tell them.

HocasPocas
1 month ago
Reply to  DrScott

And the msm

Eddie Van Halen
1 month ago

Biden ? HE is a chinese spy himself ! ! !

R.J. from Arizona
2 months ago

China OWNS Biden and his family! He won’t do anything. He can’t.

BwaHa
1 month ago

But, it’s not like he’s going to try. Nah, he’s not called China Joe for nothing. Ol’ slow joe’s in China’s back pocket. A fully bought and paid for pawn of China… ol’ slo’ joe is…

IMHO

MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!

Hal
2 months ago

China Joe Hidin’ Biden is sidin’ with the Chinamen! If that’s a total surprise to anyone, they must have been in a deep coma for the past 5 years or so.

Philip Hammersley
2 months ago

There are ZERO “students, “researchers,” or “scientists” from China who are not under the thumb of the Chinese Communist Party. If they should decide to “go straight,” their family back in China will suffer the consequences! The one virologist who stated that COVID came from the lab somehow “died” within a few weeks!

Hal
2 months ago

And I have no doubt that most, if not all, the so-called ‘Students”, “researchers”, or “scientists” from China are also functional as spies.

Judy
2 months ago

It’s stated in the Holy Scriptures, that God sometimes employs the enemies of the nation which turns against Him. The Creator has this!
He will bring a nation to its knees for however long it takes to get them to realize that it is God who is to be worshipped, honored and glorified before it can be restored to the status of a nation to be respected and feared, and only according to His design.
Wake up America, because if you don’t, it’s only going to continue to spiral toward Hell.

Don Pierce
1 month ago
Reply to  Judy

History repeats,those who do not heed the words of the Lord will pay the price . I just hope we will not all have to learn Chinese ala Biden.

Mandy
2 months ago

Biden didn’t get that $17 million from the Chinese for nothing.

The US is in dire straits as we are going down to the Commui

Hal
2 months ago
Reply to  Mandy

Joe Hidin’ Biden is a TRAITOR to Americans (including a bunch of DemocRats and family that are in this traitorous activity with him).

jocko
2 months ago

biden JUST DEPOSITED ANOTHER 3 MILLION INTO his BANK

Granny39
2 months ago

China is NOT our friend. Send Biden over there on a one way ticket….and ban him from coming back to the US.

DJames
2 months ago

America is going down the drain at an ever increasing rate.
it is shocking that We the people have not revolted yet !
What the hell are you waiting for ?

Ron Howard
2 months ago
Reply to  DJames

We are waiting for someone to take some leadership and for some organization and information. To act without leadership, organization, plans and information about what and how to do something is mob rule which leads to disaster and failure, Where are the leaders and organizers we need? We have a waiting army.

Ruth A Lance
2 months ago
Reply to  Ron Howard

I agree completely. Riots are not the answer. Slow steady civil disobedience is a powerful tool to over throw a government that does not care about the people or the country.

Karl
2 months ago
Reply to  DJames

That the same question I asked what are we waiting for till everything is lost.

Stephen Russell
2 months ago

Come spy more China OK Biden loves Xi

Steven
2 months ago

Hell yes Biden is giving China a pass! Hasn’t anyone read the latest from Hunters laptop that even now some Dems acknowledge? Let me copy and paste a little that was recently gleaned from it, for those of you that have not…Hunter Biden was asking for $2 million upfront as a “retainer.” He also wanted an undisclosed amount if he succeeded in using his influence with the government, which his father was vice president of, to unfreeze the money in question. Also important to note is that Hunter Biden is promising access to the Chinese government as well. That corroborates much of what has been reported in regards to his connections with the communist government

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