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Rick Perry: Russian, Chinese Corporate Espionage 'Shouldn't Surprise Anybody'

(Fox Business)

By    |   Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 11:16 AM

Russia and China are engaging in underhanded business practices involving American oil and gas companies, according to Energy Secretary Rick Perry.

During an appearance on Fox Business Tuesday morning, Perry said it "shouldn't surprise anybody that there is corporate espionage going on" in Russia and China, particularly with U.S. companies that are involved in hydraulic fracturing or fracking.

The secretary also addressed a recent column from Fox Business contributor James Freeman, which detailed a congressional investigation into allegations of a Russian effort to undermine and "suppress our domestic oil and gas industry, specifically hydraulic fracking," according to a statement from House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith.

"When you think about Russia and China a lot of the businesses there have direct links back to their government," Perry said. "So the idea that there are people trying to manipulate, to put propaganda out on a particular type of fuel, that doesn't surprise me."

He added that his case highlights the importance of cybersecurity.

"We need to be sophisticated when it comes to how we deal with Russia, how we deal with China," he said. "Those are our competitors out there and we know that they may play with a different set of rules and we just need to be smart enough to identify."

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