Foreign Affairs

China Is Threatening Members of Congress

Director of National Intelligence: China is America's greatest threat today
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John Ratcliffe, the Director of National Intelligence, issued a warning of China’s efforts to control the United States. Ratcliffe revealed that he had “briefed the House and Senate Intelligence committees that China is targeting members of Congress with six times the frequency of Russia and 12 times the frequency of Iran.”

Ratcliffe also said that China presents the “greatest threat to America today,” and “the greatest threat to democracy and freedom world-wide since World War II.”

He continued, “I call its approach of economic espionage ‘rob, replicate and replace.’ China robs U.S. companies of their intellectual property, replicates the technology, and then replaces the U.S. firms in the global marketplace.”

One example Ratcliffe offered was the Chinese wind-turbine manufacturer Sinovel. A federal jury found Sinovel to be guilty of stealing trade secrets from American Superconductor. Ratcliffe explained, “Penalties were imposed but the damage was done. The theft resulted in the U.S. company losing more than $1 billion in shareholder value and cutting 700 jobs. Today Sinovel sells wind turbines world-wide as if it built a legitimate business through ingenuity and hard work rather than theft.”

Ratcliffe also discussed the head of Harvard’s Chemistry Department, a Chinese national, who was arrested after it was revealed that China was allegedly paying him $50,000 a month to “attract top scientists and reward them for stealing information.” Ratcliffe said, “China also steals sensitive U.S. defense technology to fuel President Xi Jinping’s aggressive plan to make China the world’s foremost military power. U.S. intelligence shows that China has even conducted human testing on members of the People’s Liberation Army in hope of developing soldiers with biologically enhanced capabilities. There are no ethical boundaries to Beijing’s pursuit of power.”

With regard to Congress, Ratcliffe said, “This year China engaged in a massive influence campaign that included targeting several dozen members of Congress and congressional aides,” adding, “Today we must look with clear eyes at the facts in front of us, which make plain that China should be America’s primary national security focus going forward. … We shouldn’t assume that Beijing’s efforts to drag the world back into the dark will fail just because the forces of good have triumphed before in modern times. … Beijing is preparing for an open-ended period of confrontation with the U.S. Washington should also be prepared. Leaders must work across partisan divides to understand the threat, speak about it openly, and take action to address it.”

He continued, “Americans have always risen to the moment, from defeating the scourge of fascism to bringing down the Iron Curtain. This generation will be judged by its response to China’s effort to reshape the world in its own image and replace America as the dominant superpower. The intelligence is clear. Our response must be as well.”

Ratcliffe told CBS News, “So they want laws and policies out of the United States that are favorable to China, and what they’re really trying to do is through blackmail, through bribery, through overt and covert influence, trying to make sure that only laws that are favorable to China are passed. … I was so troubled by what I saw as Director of National Intelligence that I went and briefed both the House and the Senate Intelligence Committees on this information, which they found surprising and troubling.”

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21 Comments on this post.
  • Kenneth Bottomley
    6 December 2020 at 8:50 pm
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    China is begging for it, they need to get their nose out of are country before they get their heads tore off their shoulders……

    6 December 2020 at 9:00 pm
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    it seems that the house and senate have both ignored the briefing that was given them by the intel people. the california communists are sucking up to the idea that socialisim/communisim is good and the system that we have used for 240 odd years was wrong. the corruption on the west coast is becoming a real threat to the entire nation.the new york and connecticut are working with obama to corrupt the east coast . this needs some real attention from a attny gen. that is working for AMERICA and not the communist left.

  • Ron C
    6 December 2020 at 9:05 pm
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    Well yeah…China has already bought off the democrat’s and RINO’s parties…why wouldn’t they threaten the rest of the congress and the courts….???

  • Ron C
    6 December 2020 at 9:07 pm
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    Your comment app is broken!

  • David flora
    6 December 2020 at 9:17 pm
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    The US has the capability to economically squeeze China so hard that they squeak! DO IT!

  • Cici
    6 December 2020 at 9:35 pm
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    So what should Trumpbe doing now and what should Biden be saying he will do?

  • Tim
    6 December 2020 at 10:54 pm
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    No ethical boundaries to power. No wonder Biden and other Democrats feel at home working with China.

  • Gatha Murphy
    6 December 2020 at 10:57 pm
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    He will not!! It will show payoffs to China 🇨🇳 and others that have him in their pocket

  • Gerald S Ladd
    6 December 2020 at 11:41 pm
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    LOL…that’s OK. If the idiot blow hole Joe hits the WH, he’ll just give it them, along with the keys to our country.

  • Joyousone
    7 December 2020 at 12:05 am
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    That’s why we need President Trump these next 4 yrs .., to stop the Chinese cold in their tracks to destroying America and taking over the world. Mr President know you have many loyal Patriots behind you to help with the fight for our freedom and democracy/republic. We all have God directing us all in this fight for our lives and country.🙏🏻🇺🇸

  • larry
    7 December 2020 at 12:13 am
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    What can be said that will make any difference at this point? Biden and his son are already in Chinas back pocket! Our schools are riddled with “liberal” teachers brain washing out young! They don’t teach history any more they teach what their political owners want them to teach. The “Government” keeps printing money with NOTHING to back it! thereby reducing its value more with every bill they print! Its more than obvious that the election was not legal in any way! But it seems no matter how much proof is brought to light, it seems to mean nothing! Everything is going the way “deep state” has it planed! The cheating and corruption that has been exposed has been covered up in every way by the “so called News media”! The main aim of this administration is honest gun owners! Nothing said about the criminal element or “gang bangers” that perpetrate all of the crime! Basically its the same line Hitler took in 1936 to remove all guns from citizens to “protect themselves”and anyone over 50 knows where that lead! Besides citizens with guns could be a big ROAD BLOCK to their future plans for the 3rd world country they are working for! We might tend to not agree and decide to stand up for our rights and the CONSTITUTION! And thats another problem! this country has lived with that document for all these years which was written by people much smarter than any politician we have today and also foresaw reason to write it to prevent just what your seeing take place now! But the American public has become so complacent and willing to let these FOOLS in Washington do their thinking for them and so busy trying to keep up with the “jones’s” that they have lost their way and their BACKBONE! The patriotism OF THE WORLD WAR 2 HAS DIED A SLOW DEATH BY BEING SMOTHERED by Washing constant B/S that everything is just so wonderful! While the CORRUPTION was eating away at the american way of life. You dare to think its been bad? Just wait and see whats to come! Good luck! You voted it in! Now learn to live with it!

  • Robert Young
    7 December 2020 at 12:35 am
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    Go fuck your selves. You sold your souls now reap your choice

  • paul stone
    7 December 2020 at 2:10 am
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    David is right- do it- and how many millions has China payed to Bidens so -Hunter????

  • helen jones
    7 December 2020 at 2:14 am
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    Thank you for being who you are in working to put the information that you as an intelligent and willing person find to inform our country for the betterment of not only for our country but the whole world. If we had more like you we wouldn’t have such a mess that we are in now, God bless you, good wil overcome eavil!

  • Craig Ritz
    7 December 2020 at 3:06 pm
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    Who in congress is getting threatened?

  • David berry
    7 December 2020 at 5:43 pm
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    Wtf and the Biden’s are deep with them and the govoner of Georgia. And what about that list of governors that were in bed with them . You know what it’s game over and if they haven’t done anything by now wtf are we supposed to
    Do . You guys need to do something instead of just scaring the shit out of us with your constant emails and you have been warning for so long get off your ass and put the patriot in your name to work . If it’s this fucked up instead of asking for our money take what you got and do something. At the very least call to arms . Sorry but you just keep pointing out the obvious

  • William
    7 December 2020 at 8:09 pm
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    Why is it that all this information comes out to the public after the November elections? President had been stating this for four years. If this is correct, why isn’t everyone after the information about Hunter Biden and Joe Biden connections between them and China? Joe Biden needs to be exposed before ever being sworn in as President.

  • Robert M
    8 December 2020 at 1:42 am
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    We are headed for military conflict with China, the writing is on the wall. They have been building up for this for years and they have stated in no uncertain terms that they will be the dominant superpower of the globe. They act like they are so powerful now that no one will oppose them, just as we did not when they stole our intellectual property for decades and we did nothing. I hope you are ready.

  • Robert M
    8 December 2020 at 1:43 am
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    We are headed for armed conflict with China, Hope you’re ready!

  • Mike
    9 December 2020 at 10:48 pm
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    Hell has an open door policy exclusively for democrats.

  • Rebecca Tobey
    13 December 2020 at 11:44 pm
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    Judgement Day may be delayed for us because of all the corrupt politicians who stand in our way.
    We the People are fucking sick of you assholes who cant do anything right. What goes around comes around, and I hope you all suffer to the max for what you have done.
    President Trump was/is our only hope for a future and you sons of bitches fought him all the way. The ONLY THING YOU WOULD TAKE FROM US IS MONEY. Our votes, our futures, our families dont mean shit to you, just like your family’s dont.
    You have destroyed America with your greed and lack of moral leadership.
    You, the corrupt and Obama, will be on the same page of history books if books or education or truth is ever allowed in this country.
    President Trump warned you about China and everything else listed here. Your precious Vp Joe Biden is a grand token of scandel snd destruction YOU put in office.
    If the Supreme Court fails to do what is right and expected we will kill eachother with fighting in our streets.
    Good job! Dont give one thought to us having sympathy for you. You made your bed, burn in it.

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