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Report: China Has 25,000 Spies in United States

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Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 10:06 AM

China's intelligence network includes a whopping 25,000 spies now operating in the United States — as well as another 15,000 American recruits, The Washington Free Beacon reports.

"These spies, when they come to the United States, they could sleep around, they could put poison in your glass of wine to kill you; completely unscrupulous … the budget is between $3 billion to $4 billion annually," billionaire Chinese businessman Guo Wengui told the newspaper's Bill Gertz.

Guo, who broke with the regime, but maintains close ties to Beijing's military and intelligence service, said the spies have four missions:

  • Obtain military weapons-related technology.
  • "Buy" senior U.S. officials personally.
  • "Buy" family members of American political or business elites.
  • Penetrate the American internet system and infrastructure with malicious software.

To those ends, Guo said, the Chinese government has "successfully penetrated all the major defense weapons suppliers of the U.S. government … [and] the scale of their operations is mind boggling."

He said the ethnic makeup of the spies is wide-ranging, including Asians, Hispanics, Blacks, and Caucasians.

And how do Chinese officials keep the spies they ship over to the U.S. in line? By holding their family members and relatives hostage, according to Guo.

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China's intelligence network includes a whopping 25,000 spies now operating in the United States - as well as another 15,000 American recruits, The Washington Free Beacon reports.
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