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Congressman Issues Warning That ‘China Is Using Our Own Technology Against Us’

Congressman Issues Warning That ‘China Is Using Our Own Technology Against Us’

As published in an op-ed this past Tuesday, one republican Congressman from New York, Congressman John Katko, issued a warning that China is currently is using our technology against us.

Published on Fox News, the article focused on how China has “sought to undermine American intellectual property by targeting our academic institutions, conducting cyber espionage, and forcing the transfer of technology” over the past few years.

The concerns from the Congressman crop up in the wake of China’s most recent test of their hypersonic nuclear-capable missile. As reported by The Daily Wire back in October, “Communist China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile late this summer that circled the planet before taking aim at its target; a test that has stunned the Biden administration.”

In the article, Katko, who hold a spot as a ranking member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, wrote that the CCP “actively engages” Chinese students before they take steps to come to the U.S. in order to further their education and “encourag[es] them to carry out specific missions.”

“While these types of foreign espionage campaigns have been happening for decades, the stakes with China are now simply too high for inaction,” wrote Katko. “In 2020, a Chinese professor at the University of California, Los Angeles was convicted of shipping banned missile technology back to China. A Chinese student at Chicago’s Illinois Institute of Technology was charged last year with helping to recruit spies for the Chinese intelligence services. And a Chinese professor conducting sensitive research at the University of Kansas was indicted in August 2020 on charges that he concealed his ties to a Chinese university.”

These instances of alleged Chinese espionage should be launching red flags everywhere for the U.S. government, stated Katko, and he went on to discuss his plans for trying to fight back against the encroaching CCP. His main plan for trying to fight back seems to focus on strengthening immigration and screening laws. “Mainly, we should take a hard look at our process for screening and vetting visa recipients,” read his article.

“The CCP is clearly aiming to exploit our visa system and use it not only to their benefit, but also to our detriment,” stated Katko. He went on to suggest that in order to prevent this, the U.S. should lower the amount of time it gives through its visas to all Chinese nationals. “The current 10-year visas are ripe for abuse, and a more reasonable time frame would allow for greater visibility into who is entering the country and why,” claims Katko.

The second suggestion from the congressman is to begin implementing the Electronic Visa Update System for all student and researchers as well. He stated, “Enrollment in this web-based system, which is already required for those on tourism and business visas, would give us a better understanding of who is in our country, what they are studying, and where they are conducting research. Currently, none of this information is updated after a visa is initially issued – undoubtedly creating blind spots and vulnerabilities.”

The article ends with a reminder of the extreme importance of the competition between the U.S. and China, and also with a quite clear call to arm in efforts to fight back against China stealing and using our technology. “The great powers’ competition between the U.S. and China will determine the future of the world as we know it. From exploiting U.S. academic institutions, to its military buildup in the South China Sea, to debt-trap diplomacy, to its genocide of the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang province, the CCP has shown it will stop at nothing to achieve its geopolitical goals. Countering China will take sustained, clear-eyed focus in the days and years ahead. Ensuring our sensitive information is not being transmitted to the CCP under the guise of academic advancement should be job one.”

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