Friday, November 30, 2007, 11/30/2007 08:11:00 AM

Congressman McCotter on Chinese Espionage Threat

From the Northville (Mich.) Record, a “Congressional Update” from Michigan Republican Congressman, Thad McCotter, concerning the bi-partisan U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission which recently issued its annual report to Congress.

The report, according to the congressman, is “a wake-up call to America.”

The Commission declared, according to McCotter that "Chinese espionage activities in the United States are so extensive that they comprise the single greatest risk to the security of American technologies." Further, this spying is an "aggressive and large-scale industrial espionage campaign" being waged against American companies located here and in communist China. The communist Chinese's goal is to acquire our technologies "without the necessity of investing time or money to perform research."

He also brought it home for Michigan residents:

“Nor is their spying a distant threat. Here, in southeastern Michigan, a federal grand jury indicted a Metaldyne employee, his wife (a former company executive), and their Chinese partner (a former company metallurgist) for stealing trade secrets and giving them to Chinese companies in return for a piece of future profits.”

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