US Accuses Chinese Nationals of 'Gate-Crashing' Military Facilities

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The Facts

  • The US Dept. of Defense and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have identified about 100 incidents involving Chinese nationals — sometimes posing as tourists — allegedly trying to "gate crash" American military and other installations without proper authorization as potential acts of espionage.

  • The US government said these incidents include PRC nationals crossing into a US missile range in New Mexico and scuba divers swimming near a Florida rocket launch site.

The Spin

Anti-China narrative

This latest wave of Chinese espionage should come as no surprise. The PRC takes every opportunity it can to target US industry and government agencies to attempt to steal military and industrial secrets. The US must be on maximum alert for this type of behavior.

Pro-China narrative

Despite the constant allegations by Washington of supposed PRC espionage activities, the truth is that the US is the world's most extensive spy power. America should focus on building goodwill to mend its relationship with China and reduce its own surveillance state intrusions.

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