fredag 7. februar 2020

FBI Says China ‘Biggest Threat’ to US Law Enforcement as Arrests Skyrocket in 2020

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has already arrested nearly 80 percent of the total number of arrests it made in China-related cases this year as it did in all of 2019, officials said Thursday, identifying the Asian superpower as the biggest law enforcement threat to the U.S.

FBI counterintelligence chief John Brown told a conference at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington that the bureau had already arrested 19 people in cases in which the Chinese government was involved in the first 37 days of 2020, compared to 24 in all of last year and 15 five years earlier. “We believe that no country poses a greater threat than Communist China,” Brown said. “Today investigations related to China make up a greater percentage of our counterintelligence workload than at any other time in the FBI's history.”

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