CHINA presents a “very significant threat” to the US and its interests according to the Director of the FBI who recently testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
FBI Director Christopher Wray spoke to the committee Wednesday and was asked to rank with country represent the greatest threat to the US.
While the Director was “reluctant to rank treats”, he eventually warned China represents the most serious threat due to its efforts to thwart the US.
He said: “I would tell you that China in many ways represents the broadest, most complicated, most long-term counterintelligence threat we face.”
Mr Wray then argued Russia was not as serious of a treat as they appear despite their attempts to interfere in US elections.
The FBI Director explained: “Russia is in many ways, fighting to stay relevant after the fall of the Soviet Union.
When speaking about China, Mr Wray explained their acts of aggression focus on how to assert future dominance.
He said: “China is fighting tomorrow’s fight, and the day after tomorrow, and the day after that.
“And it affects every sector of our economy, every state in the country, and just about every aspect of what we hold dear.”
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen also testified in front of the committee that China was a major threat.
The statements came after multiple statements from the White House that also warned about the threat that China poses.
Last week, Vice President Mike Pence gave an address where he looked at the alleged efforts by the Chinese government to harm not only the US but the international community as well.