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Trump Charges China—Not Russia—with Meddling in U.S. Elections [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2018-9-27 13:50:07 |Display all floors
(Xinhua) China has always adhered to the principle of non-interference, and expects other countries to do the same, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday in response to U.S. allegations of China "attempting to interfere in" the 2018 midterm elections.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China Wang Yi arrives at the United Nations Geenral Assembly in New York on September 24, 2018. [Photo: VCG]

Non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries is a tradition of China's foreign policy, which has won widespread praise from the international community, Wang said.

"We did not, do not and will not interfere in the internal affairs of any country, and we don't accept any groundless accusations made against China," he said.

"We also urge other countries to follow the principles of the United Nations Charter, which forbids interference in any nation's internal affairs," he said.  

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Post time 2018-9-27 19:36:38 |Display all floors
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Post time 2018-9-28 00:00:24 |Display all floors
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(CNN)A 27-year-old Chinese national was arrested in Chicago Tuesday for allegedly spying on behalf of Beijing, in the same week CIA director Gina Haspel warned against growing Chinese influence abroad.

Ji Chaoqun is accused of acting as an "illegal agent" at the direction of a "high-level intelligence officer" of a provincial department of the Ministry of State Security, China's top espionage agency, the US Department of Justice said in a statement.
According to the complaint against Ji, he was tasked with identifying individuals for potential recruitment as Chinese spies, some of whom were working for US defense contractors.
A student of electrical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Ji also enlisted in the US Army Reserves under a program in which foreign nationals can be recruited if their skills are considered "vital to the national interest."
Army intelligence "provided valuable assistance" in charging Ji, the statement said, adding that he could face up to 10 years in prison if found guilty of acting as an illegal foreign agent.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Wednesday he was "unware of the situation" when asked about Ji's arrest.
The arrest comes a day after CIA boss Haspel referenced China when she said her agency would focus more on nation state rivals after over a decade of counter-terrorism dominating its goals.
China is "working to diminish US influence in order to advance their own goals," Haspel said in a speech at the University of Louisville on Monday.

Tensions between the US and China are ramping up amid an escalating trade war between the two nations and disagreements over Taiwan and the South China Sea.
This week, China refused to allow a US Navy warship to dock in Hong Kong, and strongly objected to the US approval of a $330 million arms deal with Taipei.
The amphibious US Navy warship the USS Wasp had been scheduled to make a port call in Hong Kong next month, according to two US officials. The arms deal covers spare parts and repairs for Taiwan's military aircraft.
Even when relations between Washington and Beijing are more equanimous however, both nations have long targeted the other for espionage purposes.
In June, former CIA case officer Kevin Mallory was found guilty of transmitting secret and top secret documents to Chinese spies, in a case prosecutors warned was "no isolated incident."
"The People's Republic of China has made a sophisticated and concerted effort to steal our nation's secrets," John Demers, the assistant attorney general for national security, said after Mallory's conviction.
For its part, the US has also targeted China, recruiting spies and sources, but has faced a concerted counter espionage operation which reportedly "crippled" efforts for over a decade.
According to Foreign Policy, beginning in 2010, China "systematically dismantled the (CIA's) network of agents across the country, executing dozens of suspected US spies," due to security lapses in how handlers and sources communicated with each other.
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Post time 2018-9-28 16:51:29 |Display all floors
is there a point to meddling in us elections? as far as i know, both hilary, and trump are anti chinese, so it;s a lose lose situation no matter who wins

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Post time 2018-10-1 15:15:59 |Display all floors
Saul Post time: 2018-9-28 00:00
And now this

(CNN)A 27-year-old Chinese national was arrested in Chicago Tuesday for allegedly sp ...

Flatly irrelevant, what you posted.

The US even spied on Merkel, the German Chancellor. What's your spin on that?
Believe it or not, it's true.

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Post time 2018-10-1 17:12:02 |Display all floors
Liononthehunt Post time: 2018-10-1 15:15
Flatly irrelevant, what you posted.

The US even spied on Merkel, the German Chancellor. What's y ...

German-US relations were badly strained after fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden in 2013 revealed widespread US foreign surveillance.

But Germany dropped a probe into the alleged tapping of Merkel's mobile phone in June 2013 for what was described as “a lack of evidence.”  

In 2015 it also became known that German intelligence service the BND had provided information to the NSA which allowed them to spy on senior European politicians and businessmen.
        Critics have charged the German government with staying silent on the NSA’s activities for fear of damaging its close relationship to Washington.

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Post time 2018-10-1 20:16:15 |Display all floors
Saul Post time: 2018-9-28 00:00
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(CNN)A 27-year-old Chinese national was arrested in Chicago Tuesday for allegedly sp ...

You guys want to be careful with Gina Haspel.

She was the CIA agent who championed and oversaw the torture of prisoners.

After 2nd WW, at least one female SS officer was hanged for torturing prisoners, if she were an American, she would have got off without punishment. Morality and ethics have nothing to do with it.
Let the dice fly high

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