MI5 & FBI warn China is biggest threat to West with ‘Beijing stealing our tech

CHINA is the biggest long-term threat to the West, MI5 and the FBI warned last night.

Beijing plans to ransack our secrets and steal technology, their bosses said.

China is the biggest long-term threat to the West, MI5 and the FBI warned

China is the biggest long-term threat to the West, MI5 and the FBI warnedالإئتمان: AP

It is using repression to shape the world in its favour, اضافوا, in the first joint address in the agencies’ history.

MI5 chief Ken McCallum said his spooks were running seven times more investigations into الصين than in 2018.

مكتب التحقيقات الفدرالي head Christopher Wray said it was opening one China-linked case every 24 ساعات.

Mr McCallum said presumptions that closer ties with President Xi Jinping’s China would see it change were wrong.

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هو قال: “The most game-changing challenge we face comes from an increasingly authoritarian Chinese Communist Party

“It’s covertly applying pressure across the globe. It’s real and it’s pressing. We need to act.”

Director Wray said China was drawing lessons from Russia’s attack on Ukraine and said there were fears China might try to forcibly take over تايوان.

He said Beijing had a vast spy network and a hacking programme “bigger than every other major country combined”.

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الصين, هو قال, was the “biggest long-term threat” to the economies and national security of the UK and the US.

واضاف ان MI5, FBI and others in the free world made a ­“formidable team” to fight back.