U.S. Advisory Panel Warns of Rampant Chinese Spying - UpdatedSubmitted by amerianna on Mon, 11/23/2009 - 22:26
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. congressional advisory panel said Thursday that Chinese spies are stealing American secrets aggressively to use in building Beijing's military and economic strength.
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission also said in its annual report to lawmakers that Beijing is building a navy that could block the U.S. military from getting to the region if fighting should break out between China and Taiwan, the self-governing island off China's southeastern coast that China claims as its own.
The report follows President Barack Obama's visit this week to China, where he had extensive talks with President Hu Jintao. The commission tends to take a tougher stance on China than either Obama or his predecessor, George W. Bush. Obama wants to nurture ties with a country the United States needs to deal with some of the world's toughest crises, including nuclear standoffs with Iran and North Korea, climate change and global economic recovery.
The commission, which Congress set up in 2000 to advise, investigate, and report on U.S.-China affairs, said U.S. officials believe Chinese spying is "growing on scale", intensity, and sophistication.
"China is the most aggressive country conducting espionage against the United States", the report said.
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Looks like something is up!
I don't know about you - but I am glad to see China being held accountable for the dangerous and toxic products they have innundated our marketplace with, over the years. Some of these products have been linked to autism in our children, ie. the leaded paint on our kid's toys, remember?