China Is Engaged In A “Massive Espionage War” With The United States

FBI Director Wray recently revealed that the FBI opens up a new counterintelligence investigation every 12 hours regarding China. There is no doubt that all countries attempt to spy on allies and foes alike. Nation-states have been practicing tradecraft on each other since time immemorial. However, the pace of espionage currently suggests that China sees the United States as a major adversary on par with how we viewed the Soviets during the Cold War.

According to the DC elites, it was not supposed to be this way. Starting with Nixon’s ‘opening of China,’ there has been this idea that trade would make China more democratic. There have always been warning signals that China was happy to take our money but not embrace our values. From Tiananmen Square to the suppression of democracy in Hong Kong, it has become clear that whatever platitudes China has proffered about liberalization were false promises.

China has not softened its stance on Taiwan, which it views as a renegade province. It routinely engages in human rights violations. According to some estimates, over 1.8 million people are in CCP concentration camps.

Furthermore, China has been spending the last decade doing everything to peer militarily with the United States (some argue they have surpassed our armed forces). Although they cannot project force globally like the US, they certainly are the primary hegemon in their region.

For whatever reason, be it the 20-year war in the middle east distracting us or just plain eager optimism, the United States public is just now waking up to the fact the CCP has been trying to infiltrate every institution and co-opt our elites relentlessly for at least the last decade. Coupled with an organized effort to try and steal as much of our private corporation’s intellectual property and tech, it is easy to see how our naivete and openness with China has created a severe geopolitical problem in the future.

The upcoming Beijing winter Olympics feels more like the coronation of a country eager to assert itself, rather than a gathering of countries with a common goal of working together towards peace. It is time to realize China does not intend to be our friend and treat them accordingly.