May 28, 2022

FBI director says level of Chinese spying ‘blew me away’

FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday that the level of Chinese spying in the U.S. “Blew him away.”

Wray made the statement during an interview on NBC’s “Nightly News” on Tuesday.

“This one blew me away. And I’m not the kind of guy that uses words like ‘blown away’ easily. We are opening a new China-related counterintelligence investigation about every 12 hours. We probably have over 2,000 of those investigations,” Wray said.

“There is no country that presents a broader, more severe threat to our innovation, our ideas and our economic security than China does. I’m referring not to the Chinese people, not to people of Chinese descent or heritage. What we’re talking about here is the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist Party,” he added.

The news is more concerning as U.S. athletes prepare for the Winter Olympics in Beijing starting this week.

The news also reveals the concerns with Chinese spying are not based on rumors but on actual spying incidents that frequently occur in the U.S.

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