Another Chinese Spy in Our Midst?
The American appetite to import people from Communist China is almost as mysterious as its insistence on welcoming in millions of people from the same culture who gave us 9/11. China, not Russia, is our real global enemy (Russia, whom the Democrats used to love with the same fondness as a close family member from the Old Country), and yet we bring the Chinese and other hostiles here to "study" without a thought given to the real intentions of some of them. Latest case in point:
A Chinese citizen living in Chicago was arrested Tuesday for allegedly spying, including by helping with the recruitment of U.S. engineers, defense contractors and scientists for intelligence services in China, federal prosecutors said.
Ji Chaoqun, 27, is charged with one count of knowingly acting in the U.S. as an agent of a foreign government without prior notification of the attorney general, a statement from the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago said. He allegedly worked at the direction of high-ranking intelligence officials with the People’s Republic of China and was given the task of providing information about eight people for possible recruitment.
Ji made an initial appearance in federal court in downtown Chicago, looking tired and fidgeting as he stood before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael T. Mason. Ji huddled with a Chinese-language interpreter for much of the 15-minute hearing. But when the judge asked if he understood his rights, Ji lifted his head and said in English, “I understand.”
Assistant U.S. Attorney Shoba Pillay said at the hearing that Ji faces up to 10 years in federal prison if convicted on the one count.
Let's not forget that in addition to Dianne Feinstein's personal in-house Chinese spy -- a charge that the hacktastic "fact checker" Snopes calls "unproven" -- the Chinese were responsible for the penetration of the U.S. federal-employee database -- under the Obama administration, of course, which is why the Trump administration announced in February new active and defensive measures against all of America's cyber-enemies.
The Justice Department on Tuesday unveiled a new cybersecurity task force aimed in part at combating threats to the integrity of U.S. elections, as bipartisan pressure mounts in Washington for stronger countermeasures to deter future Russian and other foreign-backed campaigns targeting the vote.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of a Cyber-Digital Task Force that will probe ways to fight foreign interference in U.S. elections as well as deter attacks on American infrastructure, curb online terrorist recruiting and defend against cyberattacks targeting businesses and individuals.