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Intelligence activities of China in the United States of America in the post-Cold War era

Author(s): Przemysław Furgacz
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.

Summary/Abstract: In recent years a growing intelligence activity of the People’s Republic of China has been observed by U.S. counterintelligence services. The increasing expansion of Chinese intelligence in the United States of America is a serious threat to American national security. Chinese espionage on U.S. territory is so common and so intensive that it became a topic of national debate. A real breakthrough in perceiving this threat was issuing the so -called Cox report which took place during Bill Clinton’s second term. The conclusions of the report were alarming, to put it mildly. The article shortly presents the crucial theses of the Cox report and controversies regarding its conclusions. Moreover, it raises the question of cyberespionage and cyberwarfare – a kind of Chinese intelligence activity that is very troublesome to various U.S. institutions. The highly computerized and informatized United States seem to be extraordinarily vulnerable to acts of cyberterrorism and cyberespionage. It is a real Achilles’ heel of the USA. Apart from that, the article enumerates and describes the most characteristic features of Chinese spying activities in the USA. The presidency of George W. Bush witnessed further intensification of unfriendly activities of Chinese spies. It was reflected by many well -known cases of Chinese spies identified and arrested by U.S. counterintelligence institutions and then found guilty by U.S. courts. Several examples of such cases are presented in the article as well as the spheres and fields that are especially susceptible to Chinese intelligence penetration.

  • Issue Year: 7/2010
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 175-195
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Polish