China’s sniping of Taiwan-US ties slammed

MORAL COURAGE: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged the global community to face China’s intention to subdue Taiwan and reject such irrational requests

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 09, 2020
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporter

FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before a US Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on threats to the US on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 5 last year.
Photo: Reuters

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday strongly condemned the Chinese government for meddling with US officials’ interactions with Taiwan after FBI Director Christopher Wray revealed China’s efforts to discourage US officials from visiting Taiwan.

The greatest long-term threat to the US’ information security and intellectual property, as well as its economic vitality, is China’s counterintelligence and economic espionage operations, Wray told a video event at the Hudson Institute in Washington.

Beijing is engaged in a highly sophisticated and maligning foreign influence campaign, with methods that include bribery, blackmail and covert deals, he said.

Giving an example, Wray said that when a US official plans to visit Taiwan, China would hit back at a company from the official’s home state by withholding licenses to manufacture products in China.    [FULL  STORY]

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