Confronting this threat is the FBI’s top counterintelligence priority.
To be clear, the adversary is not the Chinese people or people of Chinese descent or heritage. The threat comes from the programs and policies pursued by an authoritarian government.
The Chinese government is employing tactics that seek to influence lawmakers and public opinion to achieve policies that are more favorable to China.
At the same time, the Chinese government is seeking to become the world’s greatest superpower through predatory lending and business practices, systematic theft of intellectual property, and brazen cyber intrusions.
China’s efforts target businesses, academic institutions, researchers, lawmakers, and the general public and will require a whole-of-society response. The government and the private sector must commit to working together to better understand and counter the threat.
China oversees hundreds of talent plans. All are designed to steal foreign technologies needed to advance China’s national, military, and economic goals. Learn more about Chinese talent plans, how they work, and risks to U.S. businesses, universities, and laboratories—as well as to talent plan participants.
China and other foreign governments are using professional networking social media sites to target people with U.S. government security clearances. Learn more about the threat through The Nevernight Connection—a film inspired by actual events—and think before you link.
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FBI Director Christopher Wray concluded several days of meetings with law enforcement partners in the United Kingdom on Friday.
Five defendants were indicted on charges pertaining to a transnational repression scheme orchestrated on behalf of the government of the People’s Republic of China.
Five defendants, including one current federal law enforcement officer and one retired federal law enforcement officer, have been charged with various crimes pertaining to a transnational repression scheme orchestrated on behalf of the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
Chenyan Wu and Lianchun Chen pleaded guilty in federal court to criminal charges stemming from their efforts to gather confidential mRNA research.
A U.S. citizen and four officials from China’s Ministry of State Security were charged with conspiracy and other charges related to an espionage and transnational repression scheme.
These resources for businesses, universities, and research institutions provide an overview of the risks partners face from China and how they can protect themselves from threats.
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